By Queen-B Lyn

Let me tell you what’s gone wrong so far in July.

I went to Mallorca for a few days, and carefully arranged for a new carpet
and a new bed to both be delivered and fitted on Friday. I stated clearly
that they must arrive PM as Hubby John would be working in the morning and
wouldn’t be there until after 1.
Now, I assume that anyone from the age of six upwards knows the difference
between AM and PM, let alone so-called professional tradesmen!
The carpet fitters had a previous job, so I was told that they’d arrive
after 1.
They turned up at 12.
Luckily Hubby John had just got in. But he hadn’t had time to sort out the
room.
The new bed turned up at about 3. Good?
No, not good. The headboard had no holes drilled in it, so they couldn’t fit
it.
That was Friday remember, and it’s now Thursday as I write this, with no
sign of the headboard.
My Mum was taken to hospital. I bought her a cheap mobile phone so we could
speak to her without bothering the nurses.
Guess what? It wouldn’t work, so we had to take it back to the supermarket.
They discovered on the Customer Services counter that the simcard was
faulty.
Two days ago, I was persuaded by our mobile phone supplier to have a ‘free’
tablet for a monthly payment.
As I’m off to Poland tomorrow, I thought the timing was just right.
Wrong.
First, it wouldn’t charge up. I kept getting a battery sign with a cross
through it.
It did charge up overnight, but it wouldn’t turn on, despite the
instructions from the man on the phone.
So I’ve got a new one coming today.
Doesn’t ANYONE check these things before they’re sent out?
There’s lots of research done on the hours that are lost through sickness.
But how about some research on how many hours are lost through sorting out
incompetence? It must cost businesses a fortune, let alone the time that’s
wasted, sorting things out!
Meanwhile, just as she was getting nicely into the swing of things,
yesterday Webitor Mel couldn’t upload anything onto B-C-ing-U! because the
internet in her village was down all day.
Any of you, Dear Readers, who live in different countries, do let me know if
you suffer from the constant bad service that we have here in the UK!
Is it a worldwide problem, or are we just a lazy race?

 

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.