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The other day I received a letter letting me know that Kent and Medway Wheelchair Services is being privatised (they were worried about this happening when I went through the system last summer). Now in theory it shouldn't make any difference to the service I receive, but, as I noted on Twitter, it does mean someone now expects to make a profit out of my needs/my wheels.

Today the new franchise holder followed my twitter account. Now admittedly it's a new account, but they're following a grand total of 7 accounts, only two of which are individuals, and the other one is Tanni, aka Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson, parliamentarian, multiple paralympian and the most famous wheelie in the country.

The scary thing is I didn't mention where I lived. They must have pulled it out of the #wheelchair stream from a week ago, figured out I was talking about them and made a note to follow me once their account was up.

Of course that's not remotely likely to intimidate someone from freely discussing the service they depend on.

Nope, not one bit.

(Well, not if you know me, but other people...)

Date: 2017-03-23 12:19 am (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Block remains an option, but I imagine there are reasons one might wish not to employ it.

Date: 2017-03-23 12:37 am (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai

Gotcha

Date: 2017-03-23 04:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
Tanni, aka Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson, parliamentarian, multiple paralympian and the most famous wheelie in the country.

While I recognize this was not the point of your post, I didn't know about her on account of not living in the right country, so thank you for making sure that now I do!

Date: 2017-03-23 05:43 pm (UTC)
hilarita: trefoil carving (Default)
From: [personal profile] hilarita
I think it's possible they've just followed me...

Date: 2017-03-23 09:26 pm (UTC)
hilarita: trefoil carving (Default)
From: [personal profile] hilarita
Phew. No, it's not them. I just got randomly followed by some other wheelchair sales account...

Date: 2017-03-23 06:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm sending you ALL the virtual beer.

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