I will never learn. recently friend F and i decided to go for a carvery and booked on line at a re branded harvester, now called 'Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery'.
The booking part went fine, the car park had spaces, the restaurant was not busy. and that's where it all went downhill.
at the reception desk (two women with a laptop) we were behind a couple who were being told they should have booked, and there might be space in the bar. i commented quietly i'm glad we did.
so i gave my surname, and that was checked, and then... i have NEVER ever been addressed by my first name in ANY restaurant by a member of staff.
For a few years now i have had a hybrid bike, called an "Active" designed by Raleigh (more like someone stood next to a proper Raleigh and copied the design on an envelope). Its getting on a bit and is showing rust bubbles.
when work came up with the cycle to work scheme i decided to take advantage and get a new proper bike. Yes it took me ages to decide but for the sake of husky racing and speeding to work i went for a Raleigh Array. an E-bike, pedal assist.
when it arrived in a massive box, all that really needed doing was to straighten the handle bars and tighten.
1and1 have history for overcharging or attempting to charge people to pay charges for odd items. Here is another method they have. As they place several contracts under an account, if you wish to split that account and have two accounts to spread your contracts, then 1and1 will charge you for the pleasure. They consider that a new contract and also as an imported new domain, even if its the same person !
Names changed to protect the embarrassed!
Pretty soon certain people are going to stop meeting me for lunch. some of you may remember the last time i met up with friend E for lunch. this time we did it again, with similar, disaster results.
Traveling to Portsmouth we knew it was going to go wrong when Friend "E" said she had taken the wrong turn towards Portsmouth and transporting friend "M" ended up the wrong side. Then she couldn't find a suitable space in the car park so just dumped the car where she could.
Recently it has become apparent that companies are taking a very impersonal approach to employment requirements. They are becomng possibly nervous over the Right to work act and not falling foul of the immigration act.
Here is a transcript of a recent over the top email chain where the RTW act is overplayed and does not allow any leeway. Bolds added by me for highighting.
Before the new conference season starts its time to get the rant out of the way. For years i have been asked if i am attending certain conferences. its nice to be invited to go to a conference, or even select the ones i am interested in and can actually afford to go to but here are the main reasons i dont go to conferences.
Using a quick start package may be the quickest way to get a fully set up , add your content site. but are you aware of the dangers.
we tested several quick starts from major providers ranging from Template developers and extension developers who include a ready to go version of Joomla.
We found that there were varying degrees of insecurities. None of these packages are plug/play/forget.
after35 minutes on friday in the musical roundabout, I Spoke to SIA after 28 minutes on hold, who despite saying they couldn't speak to me as I personally didn't do the online application, admitted that the letter they should have sent me on the 17th May wasn't actually sent.