Just been charged £15 for just the plug part of a phone charger at Vodafone.
We've recently changed utility suppliers to a cheaper one. When it came to providing the final meter readings the lcd of the electricity meter didn't work so I called British Gas (name and shame) to send out and engineer to fix it.
I booked off Wednesday morning to work from home and nobody turned up. I called at 1pm to see where they were and was promised the engineer was on his way. At close to 4pm I called again to check where they were and was informed that nobody would come. The chap on the phone was then going to get back to me with an estimated bill for my electricity and gas. He didn't.
On calling them again the next day the girl was not very helpful and said I now needed to arrange for an engineer with the new provider as my contracts had now transfered over. I wasn't having this so asked to be put straight through to their complaints department. She was helpful, and informed me that no engineer was booked in to see me on Wednesday. In fact the one that was supposed to come wasn't able to fix the issue I had. They were only qualified to read a meter. I think I can do that myself. I had been each month for the past year already.
My last contact with yesterday was that they were unable to provide me with an estimated bill. I asked if there was any form of compensation and she offered me £22 for the missed appointment. I almost laughed when she said it. She agreed that it was too low.
She's arranged to call me when I finally get the engineer over from the new company with a better offer.
But given all that. The worst part of the whole experience was getting put on hold, and I was put on hold an awful lot. The one and only tune they had and they probably paid an shed load of money for was a FUCKING Coldplay song. I think it was called Fix You. FUCKING FUCKERS!
The cleaner got her Christmas present early this year.
I was running late this morning so was scurrying around downstairs feeding the cats with no shirt on. I then heard the door latch turning and the cleaner had arrived. Whoops...
After a quick hello she went upstairs to start her work.
April was holding a baby shower for our friend Tricia in Epsom and we were both due to be in Brockenhurst the next day so I organised beers worth Adrian and James in Winchester.
We basically watched the rugby followed by small pub crawl. Followed by lovely Thai food in a new restaurant then more beer and a little sick.
We popped along to the Pig near Brockenhurst on Sunday with our friends James and Vikki and their son Finn. It was good fun and the place is lovely we'll have to head back for another meal there but it was pricey for what it was.
Basically you had to buy tokens for £5 each. That entitled you to pretty much every thing. Each drink was a token (other than champagne), each item of food another token. £5 felt quite steep when getting a pint and when that ran out or was unavailable a replacement bottle felt extortionate.
All of this was topped off with a massive traffic filled drive on a Sunday. Yeah!
The big project I've been working on over the last 6 weeks has now been canned. I've been doing late hours at work and at home and this week did over 2.5 days straight of work (2h sleep). I do not have the verbal skill or inclination right now to describe how how I feel.
Yeah! I love my job.
I guess that will have to do...