Sunday, 30 October 2011

A Bit of a Rant!

Nothing has been happening, hence no blog for a couple of months. Now, two things have happened which makes me shake my head in despair at modern society.

The first was a letter from a well-known DIY store, I won't mention their name but it's got their name on it. It was about a delivery of something we purchased a week or so since. I'd already had two phone calls and now a letter confirming the date agreed. With the letter was enclosed a balloon and a piece of string. I stared at the balloon in puzzlement but all was made clear when I read the letter. I was supposed to tie the blown-up balloon to our gate post (we don't have one!) so that the delivery driver would know which house he was delivering to. To me, this implies that the driver doesn't have the common sense to check the numbers and if I was the driver, I'd be insulted. Needless to say, the balloon won't be going outside on our non-existent gate post and I shall tell the driver so when he phones up (again!) on the morning of delivery.

The other thing happened to my husband (not for the first time, I might add). He was queuing in a supermarket when a young lad, aged about 13, he thought, gave the cashier 50p to pay for a 49p bar of chocolate, thus needing 1p in change. Instead, he said to the cashier, 'Keep the change.' What!?!? Whatever happened to the saying 'Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.' With such an attitude no wonder the country is in such a mess.

Sorry, folks, rant over!