For the last few months I have been looked after by a firm of helpful people who visit the sick etc. One very nice lady was selected to visit me, a bit like visiting the sick, only I wasn’t sick, I was very much alive and kicking.
Seriously, it started with boredom on my part, not having anyone to talk to except Charlie the cat. Neighbours where I live are very much into solitude which is no good if a neighbour wants or needs to have a natter. When I was told about the company I though what a brilliant idea it was to have my own visitor who was willing to chat.
I was surprised when I applied for consideration that I was immediately put on the firms books and a lady found to visit me a couple of times a week. How lovely, I thought, and how super was the lady chosen for companionship.
What I didn’t know was that it didn’t come free but I went with it anyway.
The lady allocated to visit me a couple of times a week was lovely and we hit it off straight away. Now and again she would help with a chore but mostly we sat and talked. That was fine by me, and welcome. It meant that twice a week I felt like a normal person.
So, what went wrong? Well, nothing went wrong, but the cost of it all was more than I anticipated. I should have known … you don’t get something for nothing these days.
I rang the office today and told them I wanted to cancel the visits. I meant forthwith but that wasn’t to be. I was told that I needed to keep going for a further two weeks. I was taken aback… pleased that I would see my visitor for two more weeks, but horrified at the way the company worked.
I will not be singing their praises in the future and that’s definite.