Glad the power and water are back on and everyone's calmed down a bit. Interesting how people prioritise what they believe is urgent. I imagine if you had a problem with your 'waterworks' down there and your overall power/energy levels, things might move a bit faster in your favor.
As I've mentioned before, people don't always realise how seriously debilitating long term depression can be. Years in depression can feel like years of playing some kind of waiting game - waiting to come out of it, waiting for the revelations that can make a difference, waiting for meds to kick in, waiting for the right one to work, waiting for people to better understand all the ways in which depression can impact a person, waiting for the right specialist to come up with an amazingly positive plan and so on. So, when people keep depressed folk waiting for something, being led to wait yet another time can be highly triggering.
Then you can become a little bold about it all perhaps by asking questions like 'Why am I being kept waiting for this new treatment?' or 'Why do I have to wait so long for an appointment?'. I think we just have to cop the label of 'Difficult' or 'Confrontational' or 'A little aggressive' and wear it as a badge of honor because, at the end of the day, we're honoring our self in the process of 'being difficult/confrontational'.
I think losing patience or losing tolerance isn't always a bad thing. I've had moments in my life where I've 'lost it' before and couldn't help but wonder 'Where did that come from?!'. To be honest, I'm quite happy for the maniacal cow in me to come to life on occasion. She gets the job done when people around need a serious wake up call. The maniacal cow leads people to mooooove it, creating a bit of motivation :)
You're a patient and tolerant person Les, beautiful considerate qualities in a person. Don't let people take advantage of your lovely nature.