A man and his wife, Jill, intend to take the Water Board, The Army and the NHS to court following what he sees as atrocious behaviour from all three. The man and his wife, Jill, are required to make daily trips to a well for their water. The well is inconveniently placed at the top of hill on which army manoeuvres frequently take place. Says, Jack, husband of Jill, “ There is usually a ten thousand strong army going up and down the hill. This is, of course, dangerous and inconvenient. We find that most times when they are up the hill, they are up, and when they are down the hill, they are, of course, down. The most infuriating times occur when they are only half way up, because then they are neither up nor down.” It was during one of these hiatuses that an accident occurred to both myself and my wife, Jill. We had just gone up the hill to get a pail of water when I fell down and broke my crown, my wife, Jill, came tumbling after. I complained to the officer in charge, a rather grand old man of noble bearing, but could not receive any understanding. Both myself and my wife, Jill, made our way to the local hospital and after waiting for over four hours we were fobbed off with a concoction of vinegar and brown paper to mend our heads.
We have received no apology from either the water board, army officer or the hospital. We are out of water and are dreading our trip to the well tomorrow.