An Uplifting experience

1 GoodGymer made their way to help an isolated older person in Camden.

  • Madhan
Sunday, 11th of June 2023

This is a similar story to the last one. After reaching Ms.F's house at 5 pm, the first thing she said was that the lift has been fixed and I can use the lift this time.

We wanted to save the talking after the shopping as it is Sunday and Waitrose closes by 6 pm. I went through the list couple of times to discuss the alternatives and I set off from the house.

As it is closing time on Sunday, I needed to be quick in finding the items. Managed to get 13 items out of the planned 15. Couldn't get the other two as they were out of stock. It took me around 30 minutes.

Ms.F gave a coupon, a voucher, and the Waitrose partnership card no., when combined would get around £6 discount. As the no of items is high I couldn't use the self-checkout. Little did I know the order of presenting different coupons at the till. The lady at the till was patient enough to do them in the right order and finished the shopping at 5:58 pm.

As I thought, the lift didn't work when I pressed the buttons. After carrying heavy pieces of stuff in the meadows around Grove farm yesterday, my hands were already trained to carry the two shopping bags ~10kg in each hand. When I reached the stairs of the 6th floor, Ms.K came down from the 7th floor to give me a hand. She already made a glass of water with ice for me as it was humid and hot in Camden.

Ms.F then explained that there is some ongoing issue with the lift as it is getting broken now and then. Before leaving I helped Ms.K unsubscribe from the Facebook feeds in her Gmail and we went through how to search and communicate with her relations via Facebook Messenger.

When leaving Ms.F was planning to give me some chocolates but she ran out of them and gave me an orange instead.

Report written by Madhan

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