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Stallion Explosion writes "I was in a record shop in Melbourne, flicking through the vinyl, when I found a record entitled 'Hackney Council Are A Bunch Of Cunts'"

We agree.

Have you been trapped in the relentless petty minded bureaucracy of your local council?
Why does it require 3 forms of ID to get a parking permit when the car in question is busy receiving a parking ticket right outside the parking office?

Or do you work for Hackney Council?

(, Thu 26 Jul 2007, 10:51)
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That actually sounds pretty fair 40% tax but no council tax etc. Might have to look into emigrating to sweden :D

As for my own story, well as others haven't stuck to councils, neither will I. This is another one about NTL.
Way back in the days of dial up, if you weren't in a cabled area, you could get a little box from NTL, this would then route calls through their network (though all it really did was add some number prefix onto whatever you dialed) so that NTL could charge you instead of BT. I only got this of course as it was a condition of having NTL as an ISP, that way I didn't pay per minute for my dial up access. Anyway 3 months after I signed up, I still hadn't recieved a 'monthly bill' so I rang them up as, while I could save the cash (and did) I would much ratehr recieve said monthly bill rather than have a hefty bill 6 months or so down the line. I can't remember the exact conversation, but I was told basically not to worry they'd sort it out.
Another 2 months went by, no bill. Another phone call with the same result.
After a couple more months I had to phone again, and STILL no bill. This was getting ridiculous. Finally a letter arrived from NTL.
This was a very stern letter saying something along the lines of:

Dear Sir,
Due to lack of payment for your service, we will be cutting you off as of (date here) and you need to pay up NOW, or we'll be taking you to court.


Cretins of NTL

I was quite annoyed over this especially when you consider all the calls I'd made about this.

So I rang them up, and gave the ever so polite operator some abuse on the phone (sorry if this was you, I was annoyed!)
He passed me on to a supervisor, who again had to listen to me rant about how useless NTL were, and they can;t cut me off because i am cancelling my service myself NOW, 3 weeks before their date.
Oh and send me a final bill so I can pay you and get the hell of this POS service.

Upshot is he apologised for the letter and said he'd get my service cancelled for me and have a word with billing.

The service was cancelled the next day.

2 weeks later, true to his word, I recieved another letter (with a bill..for HALF the amount I reckon I owed) the letter was again apologetic, and said they'd only charged half 'for all the distress they may have caused'

So okay, good ending, sorta, but what a way to run a bleedin' business eh?
(, Sat 28 Jul 2007, 12:08, Reply)

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