On a positive note
I received an email a couple of days ago.
This was from this here website telling me that someone suspicious was trying to comment.
I’m always wary of these notices as I could be opening the floodgates for a troll or something. I check to see if they are a regular who has just accidentally mis-typed their mail or their name [it happens!]. Nine times out of ten they are someone suspicious, but this latest had an email address that ended @allianz.ie. Fuck!
Those of you with better memories than mine may recall that I wrote about my frustrations with Allianz and my inability to set up accounts. Now I did actually sort out the problem with the help of a very chatty person in their support office, but I assumed this person trying to mail me was about to complain about my scribbles.
I was wrong.
I sent her a mail explaining it wasn’t actually a complaint about Allianz but rather a moan about their computer system. I got a very apologetic mail back saying she had no complaints but had seen my little article and was actually hoping to offer help and sort out my problem for me. Frankly I was somewhat gobsmacked. I’m not used to such service. Anyways I thanked her and said I was sorted.
I’m not used to this sort of service in Ireland.
Yesterday I decided to do something about my car and it’s temperamental battery problem. I drive up to Halfords to get a jump start kit. The young lad there could not have been more helpful. He immediately found a yoke that was a lot cheaper than the one I had looked at [my choice apparently was overkill]. He then insisted on examining my car even though it was pissing rain with a freezing wind. He checked my battery – nothing wrong with it. I bought the [cheaper] kit anyway for my own piece of mind and went home happy.
I am really not used to all this good service.
If it carries on I’ll have nothing to complain about.
Today I tried another abortive attempt to renew my driving licence. Their website just plain didn’t work. An essential link on their site just didn’t do anything. I then had a thought – maybe it was just a crap web design that hadn’t heard of Firefox. Sure enough, I tried the site in Chromium [the Linux equivalent to Chrome] and it worked a treat, so much so that if I had completed their questionnaire I would have been issued with a new licence from today. It’s not actually due for another month so I’ll go back into the site then.
Fuck! I have nothing to bitch about.
Maybe I should purchase Kamikaze Harry’s book?
Nah! He can fuck off. Twat.
I think you’re right and the fault is with Firefox as I’ve found there are a couple of sites that need user name – no problem – then go to the password page and are dead from there-on.
Same sites, no problem with Chrome. I guess Firefox is getting over engineered…
The fault lies with web designers who assume we are all avid followers of Windows and Edge or Google and Chrome. The page I mentioned [which should be of interest to all car drivers in Ireland] is a clever one – the banner marked as the link to follow did all the right things in that it changed colour and cursor when selected, but did nothing!
With regards to your comment about Kamikaze Harry, I think you have the wrong spelling, it should be Khazi. I am going to try and send a link to an excellent picture which was sent to me today, I hope you can access it as I laughed out loud when I saw it. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/4/#inbox?projector=1 Looks as though you should be able to see it. Keep up the good work, an old coffin dodger like me looks forward to your blog site. Have a good year.
Sorry David – link doesn’t work! Between Kamikazes and Nazis he is a bit of a lad.