dear edf

March 7, 2011

Fuck you and your fixed daily charge. WHAT THE FUCK?!

Fuck you and your letter that arrived today, (I paraphrase) “from March 2 we will be putting the prices up ahahahaha”. It’s MARCH THE FUCKING SEVENTH YOU CUNTS.

Fuck you and your “the price of buying electricity and gas has been going up”. No it hasn’t.

Oh. And did I mention… Fuck you.

maths for this week*

June 22, 2010

Courtesy of BigBlueSturge:

Cruel budget today = Deeply discontented country
Cruel budget today + Football win tomorrow = Mildly grumbly country
Cruel budget today + Football loss tomorrow = Riots

  • Does your country embarrass you as much as ours embarrasses us? Send a comment and we’ll organise a fight in the car park behind Asdas to find out which country is the most hopeless!

*Add 20% VAT from 1st January 2011.

airlines willing to risk your life in exchange for your cash

April 18, 2010

It comes as no surprise to a cynical old fert like me that after only five days of there not being an aeroplane in the skies, the main operators have got itchy shareholders.

Despite all of the initial blah from them about how they weren’t going to put planes up in the air whilst there was the chance a piece of microscopic silica could get into the engine of a plane, it seems that despite there being no let up in Eyjafjallajoekull’s* output, and the now legendary ‘ash cloud’ still being very much lodged over the UK, it is perfectly safe to send planes up in the air.

These are planes carrying you, your relatives, your pets, your stuff.

These are planes being sent up in the sky by people on the ground in safe little offices, who just need to keep the board happy and the shareholders paid well. After all, that champagne reception later this year when the financial results are announced isn’t going to pay for itself, is it?

It’s amazing how all the fluffy PR goes out of the window when big companies start to lose money due to an “act of god”.

I wonder whether they have sympathy for the people whose travel insurance isn’t going to compensate them? I wonder how soon the “desperate” and “cash strapped” air travel industry goes to the government and asks for money to help them out?

You know what I say? I say fuck ’em. Them, and the insurance companies who would rather see people stranded or not be able to to take their vacations because of this problem.

Hopefully they’ll get theirs soon enough. You know, just like how we showed those dreadful bankers who took all that risk with money and bankrupted the country… oh, wait a minute.

*Now known as Volcano Anagram

the bbc sum it up nicely on this summery evening

May 8, 2008

Off to the pub to make detailed scientific studies.

lose your wallet overseas?

November 26, 2007

Make sure it doesn’t have a Capital One credit card in it, and be prepared to wait for Tescos.

Having had to phone up to get my cards cancelled this weekend after an unfortunate incident whilst in Cologne, I can now reveal that the famous “No Hassle” pledge from Capital One is a load of old toot.

Here’s the league table:
Barclays Connect
card, cancelled within 3 minutes
Capital One Platinum card, cancelled in 20 minutes
Abbey National cash machine card, cancelled within 4 minutes

The chappy from Capital One in Nottingham appeared not to be able to find my details, and at first suggested that I might like to call back another day. I pointed out that I had just had my wallet taken and would like to cancel my cards before they were used. Monday morning wasn’t an option. So having given my postcode 4 times, my surname five times, my date of birth “just one more time” (I guess I was on the phone to Columbo), and being put on hold for minutes, we eventually got somewhere and supposedly the card has been cancelled. Unfortunately they moved the balance on to the new one…

Card delivery times:
Barclays: 4 to 5 working days
Capital One: 7 to 10 working days
Abbey National: Unknown as I’ve not changed my address with them yet… oops
Nectar card: 4 to 5 working days
Tesco Clubcard: 6 to 7 weeks.

Update: Barclays Internet Banking line, on hold for 25 minutes and they wouldn’t send me an “official” reminder of my membership number, I have had to write it down on a piece of paper.