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Busy Lives We Lead

April 25, 2010 1 comment

This week has been a super busy and rather odd week. For various reasons, it has left me in a weird state of mind right now. Sitting in my dorm room, listening to Gaydar Radio (just discovered, it’s actually pretty good for the gay music we all love) and just feeling… blah. I have so much to sort out.

First of all, medical shizzle has occurred. A fortnight ago I had strep throat, and it turned out I had high blood pressure too. After a few trips to the health centre, it was constantly high. So I went to see the doctor (a lovely lady I must add) and she wanted to run some extra tests to make sure it wasn’t something wrong with me already, such as my kidney. I gave blood and urine, and I hated both. I couldn’t pee, since I’d already been. I hate needles, and five test tubes of my blood was quite enough to feel coming out of me. Have to go back in next week for the results.

This weekend, Saturday morning to be exact, I lost my wallet around 3:00am over at Duke University. The next morning I realised I had lost it and went looking for it. By midday I was ready to cancel my cards (I kept checking my online accounts and nothing had happened) but I got a call from my roommate – UNC Police had been to my dorm. Someone had handed my wallet in to Duke Police. I headed on over to Duke to pick it up, only to find my credit card was missing.

I didn’t cancel it beforehand, thinking it would be with my wallet. Stupid.

Turns out whoever took it treated themselves to two fill ups of gas, one $38, one $78. Capital One were hardly very good at the situation. I am by no means one to moan about call centres going to India, but please employ staff who have a grasp of the English language. Or at least can understand it. The number of times I had to repeat my birthday was incredible. Especially since it was just numbers.

So the fraud report was put through, papers are being sent to my house in England, and I filed a report with Duke Police for the theft/fraud. I doubt anything will happen, and I’ll probably get the money back. Until then I’m left with the charges that I have for going over my agreed limit.

I’m ready to go home. I have already put flights on hold for May 8th. I haven’t paid yet, rather I’m going to sleep on it. I miss everything. Home. Family. Friends. London. Free healthcare (!). Safety and comfort. I have loved my time here so much, and I know I will return. But I just need some time home now.

I’m ready.

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