Monday, March 14, 2011

This'n'that and then some

When Husband first retired he looked forward to our weekly trips to Sainsburys; he'd get upset if I suggested going without him. Now, nearly a year on, he's discovering that supermarket shopping isn't that exciting when you have to do it every week.

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My day in work started well. I found a mike on the desk so just had to do a quick rendition of Simply the Best, complete with gyrations.

It went downhill rapidly after that when I checked my regular email from paypal. I am so frustrated I could scream. I have been trying since September to get money from them, money that rightly belongs to Mutende Children's Village in Zambia. I made mistakes in the setting up of accounts but it should have been simple for them to see what I'd done and just let me correct it. But no, I have to jump through 101 hoops and then some more.

Today, in their email, they said they'd make a small donation to the charity - what do you call it? I can't remember the phrase but a peace offering I suppose or, more likely, a camouflage to prevent their name being further tarnished. They can keep their money: just give me ours!!!

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There were a number of things in my head to blog about but I can't remember them ... And tonight, after circuits, I have to take notes at the trustee meeting. (Note to self: try to stay awake.) And it's the second part of Waking the Dead this evening. Not that there's much chance of it making any more sense to me than it does now.

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And now I must write at least 10 words in my novel as I'm unlikely to have time later.


Furtheron said...

funny... now I'm working again I actually miss going to Tesco's... and they finished the refurb that had been making shopping more difficult the week after I started my job!!!!

See again proof that the entire universe only exists to get up my nose!

Rose said...

I hope PayPal is embarrassed enough that they finally correct their mistake--keep after them, Liz! Maybe you should send them a video of you singing and dancing at your desk...actually, I'd like to see that, too:)

nick said...

I've given up watching things like Waking The Dead. The plotting is always so fiendish my tiny brain can't keep up. Perhaps there should be sub-titles for idiots like me, explaining the finer points.

sally in norfolk said...

I love waking the dead and will catch up later this week :-)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Accept every cent PayPal are willing to part with !
Good luck , meanwhile , in extracting the charity's . It's a Universal Law .... banks are happy to accept money , but make getting said money out again nearby impossible .