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To think that our dd's very expensive boarding school ought to be capable of providing adequate medical care?

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sassyTHEFIRST Fri 27-May-11 23:15:52

And not requiring my dh (who happens to be a surgeon, but nonetheless..) to drive through several counties in the middle of the night to assist at an operation?

Not entirely happy with the French teaching either but that's another thread...

going Fri 27-May-11 23:17:05

Did they not send her to a hospital for surgery???

GypsyMoth Fri 27-May-11 23:18:38

well its obviously a rubbish school....and you may THINK its expensive,but it is cheap compared to the proper schools out there. could you not afford a better school?

sassyTHEFIRST Fri 27-May-11 23:19:47

Going - No. The op took place in the medical wing. NOT happy. Though the girl is fine, thankfully

Owlingate Fri 27-May-11 23:20:51

Is your name Mrs Rivers? grin I'm surprised a surgeon can afford to send his daughter there tbh. Do you get a discount because he works there part-time?

cookcleanerchaufferetc Fri 27-May-11 23:21:01

What was the op?

Oakmaiden Fri 27-May-11 23:21:08

How very odd - sounds like the sort of thing that happened in Enid Blyton books....

VivaLeBeaver Fri 27-May-11 23:21:41

Why on earth did your DH go? Why not just say no, send her to a hospital.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 27-May-11 23:22:30

Is this a joke about the Chalet School?

sassyTHEFIRST Fri 27-May-11 23:24:46

Viva - No. But close.
Owlingate - do you know me in RL? shock

Owlingate Fri 27-May-11 23:26:05

Your daughter is a right cow to my little Gwennie.

zukiecat Fri 27-May-11 23:28:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 27-May-11 23:28:32

Malory Towers?

manicbmc Fri 27-May-11 23:30:28

Or St. Clare's?

mrsdonkeybucket Fri 27-May-11 23:32:58

And GwendolineMaryLacy is a right little cow. grin

LordOfTheFlies Fri 27-May-11 23:35:30

Ethically the dad wouldn't be allowed to assist/operate on his own daughter unless perhaps there was no-one else.Unlikely if he had to drive through *several counties*hmm

zukiecat Fri 27-May-11 23:42:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

flyingspaghettimonster Sat 28-May-11 01:15:26

YANBU - how outrageous, could they not have got the French chef to do the operation with matron assisting? Surely his classic culinary training would make him adept at tweaking out an appendix... Does the school not realise you are sending her there so you don't have to remember she exists until the hols? Any decent boarding school would simply send a letter suggesting you might send a tuck box and a few shillings for toffee...

BitOfFun Sat 28-May-11 01:19:09

I got it within two posts, GET IN! grin

montmartre Sat 28-May-11 01:22:50

I was most unhappy when last term my DD had to pace up and down in a storm with her beloved horse until a vet could be called hmm

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sat 28-May-11 01:40:48

I know I shouldn't be eating it at this time in the morning, but a piece of spag has just been snorted through my left nostril, flying.

No doubt the offending appexdix was subsequenlty soaked overnight, pressed, breadcrumbed, sauteed in unsalted Normandy butter, and flambeed in Calvados, before being served for the delectation of the Head?

If that was the fate of my child's appendix I'd seek a discount off next term's fees.

A tale of callous disregard for the welfare of your child , montmartre, but couldn't your dd have sought shelter underneath her horse until the vet arrived?

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sat 28-May-11 01:42:29

'Subsequently' even.

<laughing too hard to give a toss about spelling emoticon.

tryingtoleave Sat 28-May-11 04:43:54

My poor dd had to keep playing hockey despite extensive injuries...

tryingtoleave Sat 28-May-11 04:49:46

She did win the match, however. [ proud ]

Meanwhile, dd2 had all her pocket money taken away and redistributed to the school ( bloody commies)

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 28-May-11 07:18:18


.<swishes hair and stomps off>

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