I got a reminder yesterday
An appointment at the doctors, today
I phoned the surgery, as I couldn’t recall
Having a date with them at all
“Oh yes,” they said. “It’s your review
We want to take some blood from you”
Well that seemed fair, so I said OK
And went along as required, today
How strange, I thought, when I got there
My Sis-in-Law sat in the chair
I said “Oh dear, what’s wrong with you?
A blood test? Well that’s weird, me too!”
Oh dear, the pieces start to fall
Into place. Its not me at all
Who has review and blood to take
They texted me, by mistake!
In the week when the topic is GDPR law
You would not expect to find this flaw
Within the realms of NHS
But then perhaps you would, I guess.
They saw her name but texted me!
We laughed, but still it should not be
Dismissed. It isn’t good.
But at least they didn’t get my blood!
Later, I get another text
“How likely would it be
That you would recommend
Your doctors surgeree”
Well let me see
You said it was me
That was due to have a review
And now the boot’s
On the other foot
And I am reviewing you
You sent me a text
And I was vexed
But I checked and you still didn’t see
that the message you sent
Was actually meant
For somebody else, not me
I could have lost work
I could have lost money
We both could be cross
But we thought it was funny
It could have been worse
And when I thought of it later
It’s a terrible breach
Of our personal data!
So No. In a score out of Ten
I give you a zero.
Don’t text me again.
© Amanda Samm