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Posted by sean on 20/11/2017 at 10:57 pm in Leeds United with No Comments

Leeds beat Middlesbrough yesterday, which was both nice and unexpected. We play top of the table, Wolves, on Wednesday too. It’ll be just typical Leeds to beat them, but go on to lose at lowly Barnsley on Saturday.

Posted by sean on 19/11/2017 at 10:25 pm in Christmas, Life In Bath with No Comments

As you may have seen, the McDonalds Christmas advert was filmed in Bath. Of course, it is all festive and cute. Not very realistic, though. I was expecting to see chavs, in their onesies, flicking fries and the father and his daughter, from another table.

Posted by sean on 17/11/2017 at 10:49 pm in Funny Things with No Comments

Peter Kay obviously read my blog yesterday and saw that I was upset that he wasn’t visiting Bristol or Bath as part of his tour.

Feeling guilty, he must have decided to cheer me up by announcing two brand new episodes of Car Share, this evening. 

Thank you, Peter. You are forgiven.

Posted by sean on 16/11/2017 at 5:26 pm in Funny Things with No Comments

Peter Kay has announced a new tour. This is his first tour in years. I love Peter Kay, so this is something special. What isn’t special is his choice of venues. It’s great if you live up north, but the only place he is venturing south of Birmingham is London, and I don’t like going to London – too big, too noisy, too Londoney.

I’m not expecting Mr. Kay to perform down the road from my house, in Weston Village Town Hall, or even in Bath city centre. He won’t even go to Bristol – or Cardiff! Looks like it’ll be another Peter Kay DVD for me.

Posted by sean on 15/11/2017 at 7:46 pm in Shopping with No Comments

If you live in the modern world, you’ve probably bought something from Amazon. Even if, like me, you despise tax evasion, which they are well known for. To boycott such companies, you would be cutting off your nose to spite your face, simply to prove a point. Shamefully, not only do I but a lot of things from Amazon, I am also a Prime member.
What I am pleased to say, however, is that I rarely pay for the service. As I have previously said, I buy a lot online. I rarely go to the shops. Therefore, most things I buy, come from Amazon. Over the course of a month, an order is delayed. While this would annoy most people, it pleases me. The reason that I get excited by a late delivery, is because any hindrance caused to me by Amazon, however small, means a month’s free Prime!

All I do is monitor my orders. As soon as I notice that one may be late, I email their customer service department to complain. Try this yourself. Don’t be rude, but remember to use phrases like “As a Prime customer, I expect my orders to be delivered on time”. Another good one is to point out the fact Amazon state “Guranteed” when referring to the delivery date.

You may think that this is a little petty, but remember, I was given £10 last week, because Amazon delivered Call of Duty 4 a day late. Yesterday, I managed to get a months free Prime, worth £7.99, because some of my Christmas shopping did not arrive when it should have.

If you still feel uneasy about this kind of behaviour, remember Amazon’s tax dodging naughtyness… then call a free months Prime a tax rebate.

Sean's Stories

On this website, you’ll find me blogging (almost) daily about everyday life, living in Bath, working with computers, and the occasional bit of football stuff thrown in.

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