November 9th, 2009

life begins - me

ouch

So I was walking up the road to the library, talking via my hands-free set on my mobile phone, and I fell.

For no reason (and thank goodness it wasn't an important call!). Tell me this isn't the start of my random clumsiness again? Falling and breaking my hand/wrist was the result of not being able to balance whilst standing on a stool and being very drunk. Falling while walking up the road? No reason.

And now my knee hurts. I've grazed my knee. Awesome.

Also? Why does the DWP hate me? My appeal for my ESA failed (mostly because I panicked at the thought and couldn't actually go - seriously, they take someone with extreme social anxiety and an inability to cope with new things and new people, and make them go into a court-like situation to explain that?! Seriously?) and I've had to sign on for Job Seekers Allowance. Only I got a letter this morning to say I haven't paid enough National Insurance and don't qualify. Bull. I've been working full time for over ten years and part time (and paying NI) for about five years before that. I have paid my stamp.

So now I have to appeal the whole thing again which'll take time and in the meantime I'm expected to live on no money. Just as well I actually do have some money thanks to my lawyer right now, but really? The DWP must hate me.