2016-11-11 Fri

Observations

I spent a deal of time complaining on my Poissy Trip about the lack of colourful beds and parks in Toronto. Poissy puts us to shame.

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Then on the east side of the Law Society of Upper Canada buildings, I think, I came across a bed of shrubs whose leaves had produced three colours!

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If you look closely at these three leaves, you will see yellow changing into red which then changes into black, although the black does not show up well in this image.

Leaves which are a bit behind schedule still display green, so I suppose we could say four-colours from these leaves.

SUFE (Second Use For Everything)

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A rather large artistic object that occupies the patio on this restaurant on the west side of York(?) Street north of King Street.

Ontario’s Health Card system

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This is the health card I was issued back in, oh, 1983 or so. It is the “old” style rather than the new style with photo-identification.

Twenty years ago I did some work for a radiological laboratory and the staff there advised me to retain I n this card and avoid the new health card. I’m not sure why they advised me that, but I know that it was twenty years ago. Back then it was known as the New card, and the Old card was being phased out, twenty years ago.

The OHIP people still haven’t caught up with me, and although my postal address has changed over the years, I’ve been using my card about once a year I would say since then, so the number must be popping up on the OHIP screens on a regular basis, presumably saying “Hey! This guy still has an old card!”, but no-one has told me to get with the program and apply for a new card, so I don’t.

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Which leads to this sort of problem, shown above, after I went to Mt Sinai I hospital to obtain a hospital card prior to an upcoming medical examination.

To be fair, I had trouble understanding the clerk’s accent, so she probably had trouble understanding mine, but there we are. Without photo-id the clerk must rely on my voicing my street address, and the clerk mis-heard what I said, so “Grenville” became “Grandville” street.

I didn’t spot the error until I came home and examined the car closely. You will notice that we have embossed lettering, but white on white all the same, so you aren’t supposed to read this card with your eyes.

Presumably if the number pops up on the OHIP screens saying “Hey! This guy still has an old card!”, some one might tell me to get with the program and apply for a new card, but they will mail the letter to some other street in Toronto.

Makes me wonder how many other Mt Sinai I hospital cards are floating around with incorrect data on them.