"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Thursday, August 06, 2009

Service with a smile again

Today I spent yet more hours going through my accreditation application with a fine tooth combe prior to printing it out. If I get anything wrong or provide insufficient evidence, it will be 'deferred' and I will have to pay another £70 to resubmit it. In true Sod's Law fashion, the printer was playing up yesterday and a frantic phone call was necessary to order more toner, which arrived this morning - much to Keith's relief, as he wasn't looking forward to more stressing from me.
So off I went to the post office with a 39 page application plus two copies (117 sheets in all), to post it by recorded delivery.
"Is it worth less than £30?" enquired the man behind the desk.
"Well, a lot of blood, sweat and tears have gone into it," I replied with a smile.
"But is it worth less than £30?" he asked again, without a smile.
I wondered if it was the fact that North Wales is not going to be involved in tomorrow's postal strike that had put him in such a bad mood.
Anyway, watch this space, because it will only take the powers that be until the end of November to decide on my application...


4 comments:

  1. Forms forms n more forms, u must get fed up with them lol

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  2. Too true, Debbie! Hoping it will all be worth it in the end.

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  3. "Someone who is being dragged kicking and screaming into late middle age."

    'Middle Age' surely only applies to people younger than 60 years of age?

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  4. Oh dear, Anonymous, you do keep banging on about this, don't you? Sixty is the new forty and forty is early middle age. I rest my case.

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