Saturday, 28 April 2012

The Big One (4-7)

Saturday 28th of April 2012.

Goole Boathouse Moorings.

Today the sun made a valiant effort and so the rotary washing line was filled with the remainder of yesterdays washing. By early afternoon the wind had a bitter edge and the rain was threatening once more. We had a visit into Goole and did a bit of shopping. We walked into town, but the wind chill made us come back on the bus. As we arrived on the pontoon - so did the rain. The logs we acquired last week have been supplying fuel for the fire. Rosie has been toasty and warm. We want to pay a return visit to the boathouse club again tonight. But first, I want to catch up on some reading.

I read today about a New York woman called Debbie Stevens, who volunteered to donate a kidney so that her boss Jacqueline Brucia, could receive it. An amazing and very generous offer.The two women had surgery on the same day in August 2011. But Ms Stevens claims that when she returned to work after the operation, Ms Brucia became inexplicably "curt and dismissive", and angry with her. She was moved to another branch of the car dealership she worked for and then eventually fired last month.

She is seeking damages and compensation for loss of earnings. Jeffrey Brown said it was "hard to understand why his client has been treated so badly. She acted out of the goodness of her heart. She never expected anything in return. It is shocking to think that someone who just received the gift of life could be so callous and inhumane." Ms Brucia through the company has released a statement "It is unfortunate that one employee has used her own generous act to make up a groundless claim."

Which all goes to prove, the milk of human kindness - can go sour!


Daily Total

Miles: 0

Locks: 0

Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 5.0

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 628.8
Locks: 645
Swing / Lift Bridges: 104
Tunnels: 6
Pump Outs: 8
Engine Hours: 2073.1

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