55. We never know what will happen and when
Felt good enough to go downstairs with binbags of rubbish, check mail etc. and a neighbour went past, asked about gas bill. He and two people from non-existent addresses [we know this] have had demands from Scottish Power for £1200 apiece.
He is on a payment scheme, as many of you are, in order to get a cheaper tariff, I got out of that years ago, it’s a scam and i use pay as you go. Costs more but they can’t diddle you. Also, never ever let utilities companies do direct debit.
Problem was he is with SP himself so it’s much more difficult for him. I had a bill from a different company some years back and I told them I pay, say, Superpower and am NOT going to pay them for any reason. Then I contacted my own Superpower and said fix it. They said no I must resolve it.
No way, your error, you fix it or it’s ombudsman. They fixed it.
This chap seems to have no recourse, so I suggested ombudsman but maybe you have a better solution. Be careful if you reply, don’t give away private details of course. It would be nice though to give him something helpful.
54. Sensitive art
53. The Special One returns
Spurs hi hi:
There’s a song about that Eva Carnal at Chelsea – you just have to change the word lady for Chelsea and call it the *v*n*v*c song:
While we’re on sport, R.I.P. Bob Willis.
52. Crimbo carols
Not sure what I’ll do this year, because of the GE, would like to get that out of the way first, then think Christmas. What would be nice from you is if there’s a special carol [not being silly now] you’d like included and any you’re sick to death of.
The one I’m sure you never wanted to hear again – I promise I shan’t play it during the Christmas carol fiesta, promise! We’ll have it now instead. 🙂
Health, by the way, is as projected – shall be more or less out of the dreaded by tomorrow, get the house in order, go out Monday to face the world. To Distant Relative and any other
poor sod dear reader – commiserations and take it easy. Andy still alive?
51. Rules for tagliatelle bolognese
a. Shave own moosh, real baby’s bottom stuff;
b. Cook it all up and add grated cheese;
c. Have twirl-fork and under-scissors at the ready;
d. Wash mess off face, hope no one saw the disgraceful exhibition.
Afraid I just hit the coffee, whisky and shortbread. Your culinary fayre today or yesterday? Or indeed – tomorrow?
50. Bridges and tolls
All those journeys mean more economic activity and so on. Tolls mean income for the bridge owner and and equal and opposite cost to motorists, so that is just a transfer of wealth and cancels out. Tolls also depress economic activity, so scrapping them is a clear win overall. Which is why I don’t like tolls.
The bad news is, the value of that extra economic activity in south Wales and Bristol largely goes into higher land values, so the total rent collected i.e. land rent + tolls, stays the same.
49. This is no joke
The few people who have visited my place would not find a great difference between this below and my more nautical motif:
48. Boris versus Brexit
[H/T Chuckles and haiku]