Monday, February 19, 2007

Good Money after Bad

The episode I recounted last week of a visit from a rival Internet Service Provider has become even more alarming since as Noos, the ISP in question, has been given six weeks by the government regulatory body to deal with a backlog of about sixty thousand customer complaints. I think I'll be staying put for the time being.

As if that weren't enough French institutional hell for one week, I then discover that my bank, for some reason did not clear my direct debit rent last month, despite there being ample funds therein for it to do so. Which resulted in me spending a lot of money that was not mine to spend. And now I'm overdrawn. Admittedly I should have checked my balance a bit more attentively along the way, a mistake I will not be making in future.