Monday, December 15, 2008

Little things that annoy me...

I'm sitting here with a phone to one ear because I cancelled my Visa card with the Nstional Bank a month ago - cut up my card and was assured the account was now fully closed - at today I received a STATEMENT on my cancelled card telling me I'd accrued $2 interest on the card. In other words, the credit card that was $1000 in credit before being CANCELLED, is now $1002 in credit... Nice to know, except that I DON'T WANT A CREDIT CARD, and I told the rather insistant chappy on the phone that a month ago, grrrrr....

The other annoying thing is that a garden seat I ordered through Deals Direct arrived today and when I went to construct it, I discovered that one of the bolt holes wasn't properly punched through the metal (so the bolt can't go through the hole)... Great, so now I have to organise to return the seat before it can be replaced (I'm telling you, that had better not cost me anything). That's not even the annoying bit. The annoying bit was that I can't RING someone to find out how to get it sent back to them, I can only email them or do "live chat", which means it's at their discretion when they respond to me, and there is a 30 day time limit for me returning this item, so they COULD just not reply to me if they wanted to... Now, they probably won't do that (it would be bad for business after all), but it's the not knowing, the not having talked to a "real person" that annoys me - geez, I must be getting old...

So, just finished a loooong conversation with another NAB guy, and he says my NEXT statement will be the last one, and did I want him to send me a cheque for the 2.78c that I'm in credit? Hmmmmm, no, I don't, just stop sending me JUNK MAIL and I'll be happy (and to think they used to charge me for sending statements...).

Oh, and one more thing annoys me... When my DH rings me to ask what we're doing for dinner because he has some leftovers for the boys and he has to go do shopping for his parents tonight, so I tell him something simple and he says, "Ok, if I have enough money..." In other words he doesn't have any money on him, so what he really was asking was if I minded eating "scratch" from the pantry... @##$%%^^%$^&&%$#@@

1 comment:

Leah said...

oh god, i am irritable beyond compare atm and manifesting irritants left right and centre, similar to yours ... i was dodging the agro from them until a straw broke this camel's back!

need. to. stop. lol.

we need a hot tip to break the cycle!

Teenagers and the failing parent...