Those fucking arseholes in Irish Ferries sent me an email on Thursday evening.
It was a lovely mail. It said that because I had sailed on the Ireland – France route during the summer, that I was entitled to a free return trip to the UK next year.
Have you made a return trip to France in Summer 2009? If so, you are entitled to a FREE return trip to Britain!
The trip is for a car and 2 adults return on our cruise ferry services from Dublin to Holyhead or Rosslare to Pembroke so you can get away from the doom and gloom without spending a penny of your hard earned cash! Cheer yourself up – book your FREE trip NOW.
This was great news as I always wanted to show Herself around my old stomping ground around Somerset. She deserves a holiday, as the coal hole is quite draughty.
I spent Thursday night happily browsing around the Interweb looking for suitable accommodation.
I found a lovely place in a wee village called Wedmore which is quite close to Cheddar. They like smokers there, and Sandy would be welcome too, and it was only 100 yards crawl from the pub.
I spent a happy couple of hours dreaming of wandering the Mendips. I could visit my old haunts in Cheddar, Wells and Bath. I might even let Herself do some shopping.
Before I did anything permanent though, I decided to check on a couple of things with those fucking arseholes in Irish Ferries.
I wrote them a nice email, thanking them for the nice offer, and could they confirm that there weren’t any restrictions, such as having to return within half an hour of arriving. I also wanted to find out exactly when I could go, as the offer is for ‘off peak’, and their web site wasn’t too clear on that matter.
I had checked their site thoroughly, as it gave the terms and conditions of the offer, but I couldn’t find a definition of ‘off peak’.
Anyway, the fucking arseholes wrote back yesterday.
They said I’m not entitled to the offer, because although I travelled with them during the offer period, I came back in September, and apparently some fucking arsehole in Irish Ferries has decided that September isn’t summer.