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A Dreadful Wednesday

First, I had problems with my ASDA on-line order. Noticing they were advertising delivery slots for Christmas week I followed the link and booked the last available slot for Christmas week – Monday at 10pm. It’s not great, and it’s expensive at £6, but it’s better than spreading virus.

Unfortunately, instead of setting up a new delivery I moved today’s delivery to Christmas week. That cancelled today’s delivery, so I rang Customer Services to see if they could reinstate it. It seems they can’t. Or, they probably can, but they won’t. Their advice – to book another slot. Unfortunately the nearest one is three days away, which isn’t very useful as it will impact on next week’s shopping. Easier to work out of the stock cupboard and miss a week.

This is the second time I’ve messed up ion the ASDA site, but so far I haven’t had the same problem on TESCO’s site or eBay or Amazon. It’s just possible that ASDA’s site design needs tweaking to allow for customer stupidity. Everyone else does. I may give an order to TESCO and cancel the ASDA one nearer Christmas, as TESCO has things I prefer and because ASDA must suffer for poor service.

Second, I had more shredder woes. I have, however, managed to sort most of that out. Due to limited space I’ve been using a book as a mouse mat, and putting it on top of the shredder, which is in a good position for it. (Top Birding Spots in Britain and Ireland by David Tipling, in case you are interested). I noted thast the orange “full” light comes on when the book is placed in acertain position, stopping the shredder. I think the book may be activating the automatic cut-off, suggesting that the sensor is badly set. Ah well, at least I know now, and will remove the book fully before starting to shred.

Finally, just before midnight, the computer ground to a halt. It took over two hours to restore it to something like working order, though it’s still a bit slow and it now makes a different noise. It looks like time for decisive action. I’m hoping it lasts long enough for me to order a new computer on-line.

Not a very productive day in the end, though I did get a few things done.

Today I am hoping to produce a writer biography, shave my head and do the washing up. They are small ambitions, but it’s a start. I may delay the head shaving until I feel my luck has changed, otherwise I may remove an ear. I don’t mind having one ear, but it will make it tricky to wear glasses and masks, so it’s better to have two.

I will alter my plans to – produce a writer biography, do the washing up, order a new computer.