January 24th, 2007

laptop, geek, MacBook, bursting, breakout

Llllllloyds (and cynical email developers!)

Grr. Lloyds started sending me credit card cheques at some point last year. That annoyed me, because it's not something I'll ever use, or asked for, and I don't like the idea of cheques against any kind of account of mine being regularly sent through the post. I just shred them when they turn up.

Anyway. They had a number to phone, specially to say if you want them to stop sending them. So I phoned it. It only took about five or ten minutes to navigate through the menu system and get through to someone to ask them to stop sending me the things.

About a month later, in November, I think, I got some more credit card cheques through the post. I phoned the number again; I think I got through a bit faster, but not much. "Can you see the details of the last phone call I made to you?" starts the conversation...

So, after some reassurance that something must just have gone a bit awry the last time, they tell me it's definitely sorted now.

Guess what arrived through the post today? Yup, a sheet of four new credit card cheques. FFS.

In other Lloyds news, I got an email advert from them today for a Guaranteed Investment Account. Amusingly, though, I think it must have been put together by a slightly disgruntled employee, as the first thing I saw as it slowly loaded was the alt text for the banner graphic. It says:

"Here is another advert for something you've already got"

Heh. Hopefully not enough people will notice that for whoever it was to get fired :)