After receiving a £20 cheque from the airport transfer company that didn't turn up when the ex and I left our Ibiza hotel in June,I'm now after a refund from Setanta sports.I paid the( alledged) robbing bassa's £180,by credit card, last August as a one off for a years subscription to their sports channels.
This year ( not to save me from tears!), they have reduced the cost to £9.99 per month and the contract is now monthly.Despite this they have taken another £180 from my credit card and say the small print in their terms and conditions stated it was a rolling contract.Now I do plenty of rolling, but I don't need no contract to do so!
No renewal letter was sent to me and nothing was said at the time of sale to indicate what would happen this year.I put my complaint to them by email and two weeks later they now they have requested it in writing by snail mail.When I move back home and take cable tv I get Setanta free so why would I pay a for a year ( especially at that price) up front?!
I noticed the other day that allofmp3.com has been closed and my balance moved to mp3sparks.com.I tested the new site by downloading the Amy Winehouse album and after listening to the first few tracks I quite like it.It's about time I delved into some new tunes.Gotta love those Ruskie sites!
In other news I passed football referee Stuart Dougal in the street yesterday and managed to resist questioning his parentage as I have done many times at the game.Well done me!
I did watch the football last night and wasn't impressed by the Scotland performance although at I suppose a win is a win.Good to see Boyd scoring again.
On the poker front I only played a couple of $6 ,18 player turbos last night with Rosie and saw my QQ fall to A7 in the first one and managed to come 2nd in the other.
Dinner tonight at Mother and Father Acorns followed by zooming up the road to look after Step A.She's back at school in 2nd year now and I'm enjoying giving her a run there in the mornings again,dishing out my expert advice on school subjects and life in general.
Mind you, I'm not sure I should be giving any advice after hearing that ( thanks to Mother Acorn!)my sister described the trip my cousin and I took to Amsterdam recently as "Dumb and dumber on tour"!
Following on from the coos keech story/video here's another couple I liked from the paper...
We have no wish to dwell on readers' scatological interests, but after our tale of the chap drinking from the stream tainted by "coos' keech" Bill Smith in Eaglesham reminds us of the shepherd interrupted by a haughty walker who demanded to know what he had in front of him.
"Pills to make you wise," replied the shepherd.
At that the walker chewed and swallowed one, declared it had no effect, chewed another couple and then suspiciously declared that he thought they might be sheep droppings.
"See," said the shepherd. "They're beginning to work then."
And the crack about the chap in New York so hot that he was "sweating like a Chinese toy salesman" has put readers into simile mode.
One avers that he regularly uses the incorrect saying "Sweating like a Geordie sitting an A level" while a second is equally insulting by often saying someone was "sweating like a fat bird in a bin bag".