Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Oh! What an ass I am!

Thank you to Ponita , Scarlet, Andrew and all who tried to solve my problem when I couldn't get my keyboard to do more than 8 numbers on the trot. It wasn't the fault of the magazine whose subscription form, for a year's supply, I was trying to complete , it wasn't an ageing keyboard it was all down to me.

I buy books all the time on line, sometimes clothes and other things and always I have to enter my credit card numbers. This time I had to enter my sort code and Sheila, my help, told me what that was, but it was only when my son went through the motions himself that he discovered it was my Bank account number they required - not my debit card. Which is weird becaus it was a special price for debit card users. All is well now, except they say it could be up to 6 weeks before I get the first magazine. Serves me rigjht I suppose.
As they used to say at school - read the questions!
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Ponita in Real Life said...

Happens to all of us, Pat! At least it's all sorted now and you will get your magazine. :-)

LL Cool Joe said...

Sounds damn complicated to me I'm not surprised you were confused! Glad it's all sorted out now though!

Charlie said...

I couldn't help but laugh at your opening line and the adorable illustration. They remind me of all the dumb/goofy/stupid things I've done—and continue to do.

angryparsnip said...

You do more on your computer than I can, I mess up so many times that I have to have my son in Japan log on to my computer in Tucson to fix it.
I just saw your comment over at Eryl's blog using words like Picasa, Cut and Paste, Dashboard, Word Document...
Ack !
I am in awe that you can understand all of this and can use it.

cheers, parsnip

Eryl said...

Are you sure it's not a special price for 'direct debit' users? Most companies like people to take out a direct debit as subscriptions can be automatically renewed without troubling you for your card/bank details again. This means they can make a lot of money from people too busy to notice they are paying for something they no longer use.

Glad it's sorted now, and you don't have to get a new keyboard.

Kim Ayres said...

Eryl beat me to it - if they are wanting your bank details, it's more likely to be a direct debit set up.

Pat said...

Ponita: I certainly hope so after all that;)

LL Cool Joe: fortunately I am blessed with some really bright blogging pals.

Charlie: that makes me feel much better:)

Parsnip: there are gaping holes in my techie knowledge. I know this from the despairing looks I catch from time to time from the young. From the look of your blog one would never think for a moment that you are anything less than gifted and competent.

Eryl and Kim: thank you for that little eye opener. I may well wish to cancel after a year, so will watch it. That's why it was cheaper of course. I'm on learning curve:)
Is it the porridge? That makes you so on the ball?

Granny Annie said...

There is no way I'm ever giving any company (especially computer magazine sales) my checking account number. To correct a fraudulent charge on a credit card is much easier than trying to correct with your bank. Also automatic debit set-ups are designed to hook you for another year if you don't catch the charge within a specific amount of time and stop it.

R. Sherman said...

Stuff happens, dear. I wouldn't worry about it. It was undoubtedly confusing.


Miss Scarlet said...

Oh blimey! At least it's sorted now and we've got to the bottom of the problem!

P.S You should hear me swearing at my pc sometimes... when in fact it's user error...

john.g. said...

Never mind,Mum2. It happens to the best of us! xx

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That wasn't clear at all, Pat...I hate when these places do not give directions iu a simple easy way....Sometimes I think these instructions are written by people who's first language is NOT English! LOL! Glad you got it straightened out, my dear.

Pics of the Party are up...If you get a chance.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: I've been alerted an will watch it carefully.

Randall; we both know I should have read more carefully. My eyes tend to shy away from small print.

Scarlet: you and me both;)

John.G: not you too John?

Naomi; thank you. I'll look forward to reading it in the morning.

Jimmy said...

I was the same Pat when I first quit drinking. I went to this posh party and everyone was drinking and knitting

All I got was pimms and needles.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

What happened to older and wiser?

Just kidding, dear. Don't be so hard on yourself. There are plenty enough people around to do that for you.

@Jimmy: pimms and needles!? Fantastic. Don't forget to tip the waitress.

Pat said...

Jimmy: how was Louty? I'm a bit jealous because I'm rubbish at puns.

UB: every day I'm older and some days wiser.
Don't encourage Jimmy!

Nea said...

Glad you got it sorted. I'm always having to fill those sorts of things in all over again, because I've put in the wrong number, or I'm too slow and I've been logged out etc. I try and get the teenager in the family to check over my shoulder these days as I'm filling in forms. She's much sharper than I am.

I've looking forward to reading "The Man in the wooden Hat" which arrived yesterday. While I was waiting for it I read Emma Donoghue's "The Room". It's told in the words of a very articulate 5 year old and it made me go back to the library and find more books by the same author.