To be really worried and to have called 101
murasaki · 05/09/2015 13:57
No one has seen an elderly friend of mine for 10 days. He's always in the pub near work, which is where I know him from, and hasn't been. And isn't answering his phone, and if he's not in the pub, he's always at home. Or his email.
So this morning having only found out yesterday that no one had seen him, as I hadn't been in the pub until then, I tried him again, both local hospitals, and then phoned 101 to go round as I'm the other side of London. I don't think this is going to go well. They said they would send someone round within about 60 mins, and let me know what the score is.
I hope I haven't wasted their time, the copper was v nice, and said I'd done well to check the hospitals first.
AIBU to hope against hope that I have wasted their time and the curmudgeonly old bastard is just taking time out from commmunications?
murasaki · 05/09/2015 14:08
He doesn't go on holiday! Seriously, he lives in about a square mile area, it's a running joke that if it's north of the euston road he doesn't go there.
I hope I'm wrong, and he'll be telling me off for being a nosy baggage next week over a cider, but I have a really bad feeling. And if I'd known earlier, I would have done something earlier, that makes me feel awful.
They said they'd call me, but am twitching at my phone.
Glad to hear you thnk I did the right thing in calling. He'd had two mini strokes a few years ago and is on medication, which is partly what prompted me to do something. I just hope he's alright.
murasaki · 05/09/2015 14:10
it also drew a parallel with another friend who died this year - his newsagent realised he hadn't seen him for two days, and he always got his paper, so went to the local to ask if anyone had seen him. Two friends who had keys went round and found him dead in bed.
I know that's a different case, but it's what started me worrying.
murasaki · 05/09/2015 14:13
Thank you all. I hope I am not being unreasonable to have a glass of wine, a fag, and judge judy on to distract me. DP is at work (have kept him in the loop) and this is one of the least pleasant saturday afternoons in livig memory.
Glad you think i did the right thing, one does worry that the police must have more important things to do, but they were very nice and at least pretended that I'm not being overly cautious
DancingWithWillard · 05/09/2015 14:18
I think they would much rather be called out to check on an elderly person and find them fine and well than to have to deal with the other side of the coin. I hope your friend is ok, and will be giving you grief over a pint soon. I absolutely think the police will be glad you called. Let us know the outcome.
murasaki · 05/09/2015 14:21
Will do. As I say, he can call me an interfering baggage as much as he likes, as long as he's ok.
Just remembered I forgot to tell the cops that the lift is out in his side of the building (it's a mansion black) and you have to go round to the other door and up and over the roof. Bugger. Ah well, they'll figure it out.
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