Make A Difference


A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought his paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him.

While painting, he noticed a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.

When he finished painting, he received his money and left.

The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice cheque, much higher than the payment for painting.

The painter was surprised and said “You’ve already paid me for painting the boat!”

“But this is not for the paint job. It’s for repairing the hole in the boat.”

“Ah! But it was such a small service… certainly it’s not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”

“My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened. When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention the hole. When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip. They did not know that there was a hole. I was not at home at that time. When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole. Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing. Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole!

“You see, now, what you did? You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your ‘small’ good deed.”

So no matter who, when or how, continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively, and carefully repair all the ‘leaks’ you find. You never know when one is in need of us, or when chance presents us with an opportunity be helpful and important to someone.

Along the way, you may have repaired numerous ‘boat holes’ for several people without realizing how many lives you’ve save.

Look for opportunities to make a difference and seize them…

A conversation from Chris Potts

Had a call from the NHS again today, asking if I’d like to book an appointment for a thingy. only the second call I’ve had in fairness. different caller this time, so once I again I took them through the same procedure as I did with the previous call. which was…

NHS.. hello Mr Potts I’m calling to see if you would like to make an appointment for a C thing. you can make an appointment with your Dr or local Pharmacy.

ME.. hello, would you like to take through the relevant stages, so I can make an informed choice as to whether I’d like to accept your offer of a thingy, or respectfully decline your offer.

NHS.. short pause, what stages are you referring too Mr Potts?.

ME.. well, firstly are you going to explain to me, that the things in question are experimental technologies, and by agreeing to have one, I’ll be taking part in a phase four clinical trial that runs until January 2023.

NHS.. sorry Mr Potts, I don’t have information like that to give you. as I’m not aware of any clinical trials taking place.

ME.. ok, could you please give me a full list of the ingredients of the particular thing, I’d be taking, so I can check to see if I’m allergic to any of them, and avoid the possibility of a reaction.

NHS.. sorry Mr Potts, I can’t give you that information, as I don’t know which brand of thingy you’d be offered.

ME.. ok, then perhaps you could give me a list of alternative treatments that are available, that don’t involve invasive procedures like thingys, and have a proven record of safety and efficacy?

NHS.. again I’m sorry Mr Potts I don’t have any information of that kind at hand, regarding alternative treatments.
At this point I pointed out to the guy that, the three questions I asked him, make up the core principles of gaining INFORMED CONSENT, before any medical procedure can be carried out. and that those principals are protected under international law. I also pointed out, he was perfectly within his rights to call and ask me if I’d like to make an appointment, but in doing so he should have gone through those three stages with me first, as required by law when asking anyone to under go a medical procedure.

In fairness to him guys, he was reasonable about the whole thing, and obviously logged me as “offered but declined,” in a short conversation we had before the call was ended, he said “i take it you’ve looked into this topic then Mr Potts,” I replied “i have indeed my friend, thoroughly.” the impression I got, was that I’d raised his curiosity level a notch, especially the first part about this thingy roll out being a phase four clinical trial, I truly believe he genuinely had no idea this was the case.

As I pointed out many times before, we do still have legally protected rights to decline the thing. once you know your rights, and the legal procedures health care providers must follow by law to gain your INFORMED CONSENT, no amount of threats or coercion can change the fact, that without providing the answers to the three questions I asked, any consent I gave, would not legally be deemed informed and would therefore be invalid. I can’t stress that enough to you guys, know your rights and use them. you’d be surprised how quickly even the most persistent callers back off, once they realise the person on the other end of the phone is no mug lol.

Great questions to ask before you consider the thingy.

Victoria’s Lockdown

Brent N Cam posted:

A guy walks in to a Melbourne bar – he’s just back from India, does 14 days quarantine in Adelaide, passes that and wanders the streets of Adelaide then flys to Melbourne AND THEN the virus that was on him all that time suddenly appears and starts spreading, and causes the complete lockdown of 6.5 million people for at least 7 days.

No one else in Adelaide quarantine or working there gets it, no one else in Adelaide anywhere gets it and no one else on the plane gets it.

But he gets to his home in Melbourne and SHAZAM, it takes off and shuts the whole state down.

And all this happens days before the State of Emergency runs out in Victoria.

And the reason for a lockdown, according to the govt, is that not enough people are “jabbed”.

But they get to extend the State of Emergency because of this sudden and mysterious outbreak that only happened AFTER the guy left quarantine and flew to Melbourne and mixed amongst his family.

And the people of Victoria rush out in unprecedented numbers to join the global human testing and trial of the jab currently being marketed by govt as a ‘ennicav’ – even though it’s not actually a ‘ennicav’ and even with possible long term ramifications not being known for a long time, of course.

And no one questions it.