What a morning!


Wow, this has been some morning.

Firstly, Direct Line phoned up and apologised for paying out the wrong person when my car was stolen in 2006 and said they’d compensate me for it being off the road for a year as a direct result of their actions. Incredible.

Then, the Child Support Agency phoned and said they’d made a mistake and realised that actually, yes, I had been paying for my ex-wife’s house between January 07 – January 08, therefore I wasn’t actually in arrears. They’re going to refund all of the money they’ve incorrectly taken from me.

Then, and this too good to be true, BT phoned…. and the person was ENGLISH! He said that they were sorry for debiting me twice in August, and for quoting me £33 for broadband, only to then charge me £68.

But wait, there’s more. Royal & SunAlliance then phoned and said they were sorry for delaying repairing my car for a year and would be sending me a full written apology.

I need to go and have a lay down. This has all been too much this morning.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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4 thoughts on “What a morning!”

  1. You nearly got me ya big april fool! Things like that just dont happen to you. If they did, you would probably spontaneously combust. You would have no reason to exist without these people to keep you going.

  2. Heh, you believed that for a minute didn’t ya?

    You got me, it’s an April Fool’s gag. No one has called me to admit mistakes, even in the face of overwhelming evidence.

    Thought it would be funny.

  3. I believed it too ’til I saw the comments 🙁

    BBC got me this morning too, flying penguins!

  4. Even if this did happen, some other misfortune would be lurking round the corner. You are cursed, there is no doubt about it.

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