Ramblings...

Stupid bureaucracy! Been trying to get my UK national insurance number for weeks now! First they gave me the wrong number to call so I had to spend another 30 mins on the phone. Then I was told to download a form, fill that in and wait for 8-10 weeks for the card cos they won't tell me my number over the phone... Then the silly printer wouldn't print cos the ink spool or whatever you call it doesn't fit right so been waiting for hubby to get new ink so I can print the bloody form out. Now that I have printed it out, it says on the form that I can call the number and ask for my national insurance number over the phone. So I did. Then the stupid man on the phone says I have to download another form and send that off. So I went online to look for that and it doesn't even exist!!!!! Sigh! At this rate, you'll never get anything done!!!! I can understand why there's so much bureaucracy to protect the govt or company or whatever...but it is ridicuolous when it doesn't work!

We called a moving company to help move our furniture and we were told we have to call the council so that the movers will not be issued a ticket for parking by the road cos it's a double yellow line road. So Rick called the council and told them and he was put on hold for 20 mins so the woman could find out what to do about the movers parking outside cos she didn't knowwhat to do! Then Rick had to call the movers again to tell them it's ok to park by the road cos they are moving stuff. Sigh!

The owners of the restaurant I work at had to wait 2 weeks for the draught beer ppl to come and fit the draught taps or whatever they are called. One trip to install the taps. Second trip a week later to bring in the gas by another company. Then a third trip by yet another company to bring in the beer barrels. And finally a few days later after a phone call, a man to set up the gas and beer tubes to the tap and make sure the tempearture is cold enough.

Don even get me started on other things that can be easily done at one go but nooooo.... it has to be done by different departments and by different ppl. sigh!

Anyways, we are getting our keys to the new place on Sat...heheh.. I'm a bit excited for 2 reasons. One is because we are going to a new place with a small garden although I have no idea how much time I have for the garden because I work now and it's starting to turn cold It's the September Equinox today if I'm right.

Second reason is this is the first home Rick and I have decided on together since we got married. I giggle when I think of it this way! Me giggle! sigh! I have no idea what this man has done to me!!!! haha but I'm happy! hehe

9 comments:

escape2 said...

wa..i tot only we malaysians have tales to tell on how many it takes to fix a light bulb.
hey, enjoy decorating your new home ok and show us the pics.

PengPeng彬彬 said...

yeah yeah... can't wait to visit you at your new place bea. tell me your work schedule. fely and i are heading to london in two weeks, are you up for it? or are you working? xx

Bea said...
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Bea said...

escape, i think kan stupid ppl exist everywhere lah. And I will put up pics when i get it nice and cosy..hehe

peng, when are you guys thinking of?

ash said...

Oh that's nice :) I have a death touch when it comes to plants so I'm not sure whether starting a garden in Sept is the done thing, but to have something green in the garden in summer with a hammock or just 2 chairs and a coffee table is so nice. Do put up photos.

PengPeng彬彬 said...

ash, over here, people start putting down the seeds months before and for september, i think some seeds or bulb (what ever they are called) are planted ready for spring, i think (i have not got green fingers as well)

bea, we're going on the 2nd oct. you working?

Bea said...

peng, I'm working. fridays and saturdays are out for me. cos I'm taking 26 Sept off already. sigh... have fun...

ash, some seeds do need to be planted in sept for spring if I'm not wrong like peng said. I haven't tried yet but I will if I can after we talk to the landlord on sat.

Miss Mathew said...

Bea!!!waaa!!!I can picture ur new home & garden right ths instance! siok owh!

Bea said...

hahah... I post some pics after I get everything set up....and when I have internet at the new place

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