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Old 17th December 2010, 04:43 PM
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As for which planet I'm from,the same one as you,only born to a generation who respected the rights of others to voice their opinions without fear of insult & abuse.
Like you, just voicing my opinion old fruit

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Dear Benny Dorm,
Firstly let me explain something...
When I first made my post I was relating my experiences & not necessarily those of others.
When I spoke of using E106 I should probably said using the free health service in Portugal,which in MY experience here in M.Grande is far from satisfactory,I have many Portuguese friends who are registered at the same "Centro de Saude" as I am who complain bitterly about the way they are treated & how long they have to wait for appointments to see Doctors who quite frequently turn up late or not at all.
As for the customer service point,again I was relating my own experiences,they have not been favourable.
I am not a person who (as you put it) "who enjoys a good moan",I'm actually a retired person who enjoys his life here.
As for which planet I'm from,the same one as you,only born to a generation who respected the rights of others to voice their opinions without fear of insult & abuse.
Hi Silverwizard

You started this post giving a little insite of how things have been for you. I am sure that those words where of help to members of this Forum. Sadly we have a member who has only every been critical of others. A member who has never posted apart from a hello when he joined. No Rep only criticism of the replies made by others.

Silverwizard carry on with your words of help and advice. Lets see what kind of reply he makes. Less than polite i guess.

Should he wish to comment about me my Rep Power rating is 16466 his is Zero i wonder why?

Ps no i am not back just pissed.

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Old 18th December 2010, 10:44 AM
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Should he wish to comment about me my Rep Power rating is 16466 his is Zero i wonder why?
I presume that living in the North of England you eat a lot of tripe, you certainly spout a lot

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You really are an offensive little excuse for a human being.

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You really are an offensive little excuse for a human being.
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I really do wonder sometimes, we are all living in Europe and yet somehow we manage to still be unable to get along with each other. How on earth will we fare in the eventuality of closer integration I wonder.

To those who are offensive and critical of other peoples posts I would urge you to think before typing and ask yourself the following

"What do I hope to achieve by being ......................?"
If the answer is nothing then why bother.



To those who type the original post I would suggest that you probably knew that someone would be passing some form of derisory/derogatory comment on your words/opinions/views so maybe you need to be a little more "thick skinned"

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Old 18th December 2010, 10:04 PM
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I really do wonder sometimes, we are all living in Europe and yet somehow we manage to still be unable to get along with each other. How on earth will we fare in the eventuality of closer integration I wonder.

To those who are offensive and critical of other peoples posts I would urge you to think before typing and ask yourself the following

"What do I hope to achieve by being ......................?"
If the answer is nothing then why bother.



To those who type the original post I would suggest that you probably knew that someone would be passing some form of derisory/derogatory comment on your words/opinions/views so maybe you need to be a little more "thick skinned"
With respect,when i wrote this post I set out to review my experiences of living here for the last year...pure & simply &
with no insulting or abusive comments to anyone.
What I did NOT expect were the childish,offensive, borderline abusive comments of one person.
This is not the first time this particular member has made such comments
& frankly why he's a member of this forum I have no idea, as
he has not contributed anything helpful or instructive since joining.
Being "thick skinned" should not be a prerequisite for joining the forum.
Most members on here are polite,helpful & inoffensive.

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With respect,when i wrote this post I set out to review my experiences of living here for the last year...pure & simply &
with no insulting or abusive comments to anyone.
What I did NOT expect were the childish,offensive, borderline abusive comments of one person.
This is not the first time this particular member has made such comments
& frankly why he's a member of this forum I have no idea, as
he has not contributed anything helpful or instructive since joining.
Being "thick skinned" should not be a prerequisite for joining the forum.
Most members on here are polite,helpful & inoffensive.
I agree with all that you say, the issue(s) is of course always going to be subjective, nothing new in that I guess.
Speaking personally I appreciate your and many other peoples input on forums such as this, life experience can be very invaluable for all of us.
What I was alluding to was the suggestion that maybe it would be beneficial to be a LITTLE more thick skinned. I am not suggesting that it should be a prerequisite for forum membership, quite the reverse in fact. It is having a facility such as an unrestricted forum that allows people to share and to benefit from others experiences both good and bad.
Sadly life generally does not allow such things and there all too often appears to be a "fly in the ointment" somewhere.

I would like the record to show that I am in no way inferring that anyone on here resembles a fly in any way whatsoever.

I will also steadfastly refuse to use the term "with respect" or "with due respect" as we all know what that really means.

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Old 19th December 2010, 09:12 AM
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Very little bad,

Health service has been brilliant for me.
I signed on with a local GP the 2nd month I was here. He is brilliant and speaks perfect English.
If you want an appointment with a GP in the UK you are almost better before you get one! Here I can just turn up and wait.
If I want to see a GP privately in a hurry it costs me 40 euros. But I can see one!! A call to a specialist gets you an appointment without any problems at the cocst of 70 euros and you don't need a letter from your GP!
I have been hospitalized twice. Once two years ago with a near death kidney infection (I have a kidney transplant) The second time wiith severe angina and had two stents inserteded with a week,
My brother in law in the UK is still waiting to have stents fitted in the UK 36 months on!!!
As for matriculating the cars. It was all done in the space of a month. The hold up was that it was over the change over periiod in July 2007 so took a little longer than normal.
Registering a boat (a small fishing boat) took a week.

Patience is a word that somes to mind with officialdom here. But no different from anywhere else. You wait an eventually get seen. NO worse than the car tax office in Portsmouth where I spent 2 hours just before we left the UK 4 years ago. Or getting a quote for replacement windows where one twop of 4 sent a quote and one wasn't prepared to do the job until next summer when the weather was better. A quote to put in a access into the loft varied from 60 GBP ti 367!!!

The downside...BREAD I like the portuguese bread so much I have put on weight!!

So all in all Portugal wins out.
Will I go back to the UK or Ireland no NEVER!

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Very little bad,

Health service has been brilliant for me.
I signed on with a local GP the 2nd month I was here. He is brilliant and speaks perfect English.
If you want an appointment with a GP in the UK you are almost better before you get one! Here I can just turn up and wait.
If I want to see a GP privately in a hurry it costs me 40 euros. But I can see one!! A call to a specialist gets you an appointment without any problems at the cocst of 70 euros and you don't need a letter from your GP!
I have been hospitalized twice. Once two years ago with a near death kidney infection (I have a kidney transplant) The second time wiith severe angina and had two stents inserteded with a week,
My brother in law in the UK is still waiting to have stents fitted in the UK 36 months on!!!
As for matriculating the cars. It was all done in the space of a month. The hold up was that it was over the change over periiod in July 2007 so took a little longer than normal.
Registering a boat (a small fishing boat) took a week.

Patience is a word that somes to mind with officialdom here. But no different from anywhere else. You wait an eventually get seen. NO worse than the car tax office in Portsmouth where I spent 2 hours just before we left the UK 4 years ago. Or getting a quote for replacement windows where one twop of 4 sent a quote and one wasn't prepared to do the job until next summer when the weather was better. A quote to put in a access into the loft varied from 60 GBP ti 367!!!

The downside...BREAD I like the portuguese bread so much I have put on weight!!

So all in all Portugal wins out.
Will I go back to the UK or Ireland no NEVER!
Hi Siobhan!
Very pleased that your experiences were better than mine,but as far as the car goes the office in Peniche frankly didn't give a damn,also contacting them cost a fortune because they only have mobile phones (or so they told us).
I totally agree with the bread & also some of the budget wines (under €2) from the Alentejo are,for everyday drinking very good,(not so good perhaps with a kidney transplant)!
Hope all is well with you & yours.
Wishing you well for Christmas & The New Year.

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