Yesterday, frustration with the French’s lack of foresight. Surely, they can see that motivating people to set up small businesses will kick start their economy and will ease the pressure by:
a) Removing the necessity to provide jobs for them. I forget the percentage now, but a horrifyingly large percentage of the French population work for the state.
b) Reducing the number of people claiming unemployment benefit.
Very political for a Wednesday morning. Watch out Mr Sarkozy, I’m after your job !!
What a totally different experience today. Had my first mammogram.
In France, you are not asked to attend a mammogram screening, it is every woman’s responsibility to arrange her own screening and at intervals she is happy with… another debate entirely.
Anyway, I arranged my first screening a couple of weeks ago and arrived at the radiological centre at Ploermel at 9.30am.
Firstly, I was introduced to a vice like machine which tilted bizarrely at 30 degrees, then to another room where I was given an ultra sound, and fifteen minutes later I was sitting opposite a consultant who had my xray and ultrasound results in front of him.
“Everything is normal, Madame Harrington. We recommend that you have another screening in two years time”.
By 10.00am I was on my way with my xrays, prints outs of the ultra sound and a report from the consultant.
Such efficiency. Perhaps the ‘people’ in charge of the health care should move to the ‘encouraging new small businesses’ department !!