NHS doesn’t take no for an answer; they want you, dead or alive:
Andrew Wild, 44, received more than 20 reminders asking his father Peter to attend kidney clinics at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire – despite repeatedly telling them he had died in 2007 – so he took the urn to one of his own appointments.
He said: ‘The consultant asked how I was feeling. I said I was OK, then produced dad’s ashes and asked, “But what can you do for him?”
‘He was gobsmacked. I know it was morbid but I couldn’t think of what else to do.’
The hospital has apologised.
Ah, but are they still calling for appointments? Do they think he’s a parrot?