March 11th, 2006

kitty

Sleeepy

diotina and 0olong, Suzanne and tisme came round and watched Wit, which was rather good, and made me cry.  I _so_ want to marry Emma Thompson, sadly at least two people seem to have beaten me to it.

We followed this up with an episode of Frasier, and then broke out BrassEye, which I recently picked up for £7 from Amazondiotina and Suzanne hadn't seen it before, and I hadn't seen much, so we watched the Drugs episode, and the Paedophile special, and laughed all the way through it.  It stands up well, and I'm willing to bet that with the sound off the uneducated would have real problems telling it apart from an episode of CrimeWatch.

Now to bed - have to be up early to help take surliminal's cats to the vet.
Illuminati

Uses of Livejournal #36 - Letting of Steam

Useless Fucking Wankers.

I had a Bank of Scotland Credit Card as part of my debt reduction scheme (they offered 9 months interest-free, after which point I moved the debt somewhere else, substantially reduced). Due to their appalling old-fashionedness they didn't do direct debits (which would have allowed them to debit a variable amount each month, depending on how much I owed them) but only standing orders (a specified amount each month).

This meant that when I paid them off, I had to wait a month to see if anything was going to go through the system (or any interest charges suddenly appeared), and during that month (partially due to a miscalculation on my part) I ended up with £390 in credit on the card.

So I called them up three weeks ago and said "Can I have my money back please?" and they took details of my bank account so they could transfer it to me, and told me it would take 10 working days.

So, 15 working days later I notice it hasn't arrived and give them a call. At which point they tell me they can't transfer it directly to my bank account, as they don't do that kind of thing, and they'll have to send me a cheque. Which will take another 10 working days. And no, they don't know why the last person I spoke to told me it could be done.

Apparently this is _somebodys_ idea of good customer service.

(Oh, and while my bank account has been accessible on the website just fine, the credit card details have been steadfastly unavailable for as long as I can remember. It's a shambles, it really is.)
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Illuminati

But I still wouldn't like it.

I would not be able to be friends with someone if

they voted for The Other Lot
0(0.0%)
they didn't believe in equal rights independent of sexual orientation
0(0.0%)
they didn't believe in equal rights independent of gender
2(6.9%)
they didn't believe in equal rights independent of race
3(10.3%)
they disagreed over whether the war in Iraq was justifieable
0(0.0%)
They disagreed over whether abortion should be legal
0(0.0%)

I would not be able to work with someone if

they voted for The Other Lot
0(0.0%)
they didn't believe in equal rights independent of sexual orientation
0(0.0%)
they didn't believe in equal rights independent of gender
1(11.1%)
they didn't believe in equal rights independent of race
0(0.0%)
they disagreed over whether the war in Iraq was justifieable
0(0.0%)
They disagreed over whether abortion should be legal
0(0.0%)

I would not be able to enjoy fiction written by someone if

they voted for The Other Lot
1(9.1%)
they didn't believe in equal rights independent of sexual orientation
0(0.0%)
they didn't believe in equal rights independent of gender
0(0.0%)
they didn't believe in equal rights independent of race
1(9.1%)
they disagreed over whether the war in Iraq was justifieable
0(0.0%)
They disagreed over whether abortion should be legal
0(0.0%)