Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Things I fucking Hate…

Restaurants who serve pate but not enough bread to eat it with, you are left with a blob of meaty paste or you have to BUY a serving of bread! This happened to me tonight in Beanscene, that awful company that keeps banging on about their ‘morals and customers rights’ fucking 60 pence for two wee slices of tough chewy bread. I smiled and refused to buy the bread, went into the garage shop next door and bought a freshly baked roll for 22 pence and ate the pate with that instead. Man in Beanscene despises me now.

Magazines who take photos of you but refuse to give you copies, no wonder the Native American Indians were convinced photography was stealing their soul! How hard is it to give me ONE photo of my fucking self?

Cold callers who interrupt my sex life to ask me if I am interested in kitchens as there is a representative in my area, then get upset when I threaten to harm their family as ‘I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE BITCH’ is screamed at them…surely if they never got an education and spend their days calling people about kitchens-they should expect some abuse or at the very least know that people like me will make their spirit weak?

Skinny girls who say ‘I am having a fat day’ and refuse a pastry, opting for a glass of ‘warm water and a slice of lemon’.

Companies who somehow get your mobile number and inundate you with text messages telling you ‘Come the best party in town’ shit or advertise their latest mobile phones…whilst you already OWN a phone???

Comedy Clubs who refuse to book you in on a gig at a certain weekend as they ‘Already have a Scottish person or woman’ on that night and explain to you that they don’t want repetition! Despite the fact they have FOUR English boys on that night…how repetitive is that? Would two or more women overwhelm and audience with the stench of oestrogen or would more than two Scottish people be enough to start a revolution and swamp the people with tartan?

That’s enough hate for one night!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Ironically, I'm about to post about cold callers for someone else.

For you I shall add how to get rid of them.


First, always get their name and where they're calling from (not country but company) and what they want to talk to you about.

Do not let them start without those three things writtent in front of you.

Let them recite their spiel and without responding to their question ask to be taken off their call list.

Any decent company will do it for you immediately and you should notice a definite decline over a few months since lots of telemarketing groups share call centres and call lists.

If they refuse ask to speak to their manager, put in a complaint and ask again to be taken of their list.

Once again, make sure you have the managers name and feel free to ask again where they're calling from. If it's dodgey expect to get a different answer.

If you're still not gettting anywhere you should have enough details to go to the relevant ombudsman, consumer watchdog, whatever and put in an official complaint.

Now you're probably thinking that's a lot of effort, but remember every second you're on the phone to them you are costing them money and causing them inconvenience since you're not going to take up their offer. Also, think of the time you're not going to spend on the phone in the future.

* The same can be done for door knockers just ask for their id before you let them speak and keep it in your hands until you're happy. If they don't have one they are breaking many many laws and could be trying to defraud you or check out your home for a future robbery so refuse to speak to them.