I fly to Thailand for two weeks tomorrow, so will be unavailable to reply to all of your witty and incisive comments. Enjoy work
I might update the blog from Bangkok, but I will probably have better things to do. Hope so, anyway...
My estate agents have decided to charge me a £75.50 "administrative fee" for renewing my lease. Apparently this is standard practise.
Yes, they're charging me the equivalent of over $130 (apparently), for amending the expiry date on my contract with a pen (or possibly a pencil).
Actually, to be fair, perhaps they will have to print out a new contract, by pressing Ctrl-P, and then write the new date on that with a pen (or pencil). This still seems a little steep for the price though.
My contract is approximately fifteen pages long. That's £5, or $8.72, per page. They don't even use a nice font...
Of course, I could always just refuse to be extorted like this - I could move out! Sadly my lease appears to expire the day before I fly to Thailand for my holiday in the sun. Attempting to move house that week would not be a good idea. It looks like I'm going to have to just grit my teeth and pay the bill.
I had originally decided to pay the bill in 2 pence coins. Three thousand, seven hundred and seventy-five of them. But apparently this is not legal tender (scroll down to "Legal Tender", near the bottom of the page), although that didn't appear to stop this woman from making a point.
All suggestions gratefully received - I'm going to have to pay the sods, but I want to make them suffer, at least a little bit. Any ideas?
This not-smoking is hard! What am I supposed to do with my hands/mouth? Clean answers only please, I need to be able to do it at work...
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. -- Francis Bacon