Me: I thought these kinds of questions were only for people in the Work Related Activity Group?
JC: No, we're asking people in the Support Group. It's because you're in the Support Group that we're doing this over the phone rather than asking you to come in in person.
Me: Well I don't have any aims. Given the state of my health, aspiring to do something would just be false hope.
JC: It says here that you're interested in stand up comedy...
Me: Yes, that's what I used to do before I became too ill to carry on.
JC: Was you like on TV? Or comedy clubs?
Me: I only got to do stand up for two and a half years before I became too ill to carry on. No-one makes it onto TV in only two and a half years.
JC: So, has your health deteriorated?
Me: Not really since my last Atos assessment in December 2012. I've gotten a couple of new diagnoses, but nothing significant.
JC: [slightly concerned] But you're OK though, right?
Me: Not really, no!
JC: OK. That's fine. If you ever come in here ask to see me, [name].
As Latentexistence says:
@lisybabe Well that's worrying. They could easily make things much worse if they call some people.— Tentacle Sixteen (@latentexistence) March 4, 2014
Edited to add: I should have mentioned that I didn't answer on the first go. During the 30 hours prior to this conversation, she'd tried to call 3 times while I was asleep.