i'm, as many will be aware from my lack of shutting up, currently trying to claiming job seekers allowance, being, as i am, a job seeker without a lot of money.
they schedule to ring me to check some stuff between 8 am and 1pm. so i get together all the info that they need and put it by my bed, put my phone on loud and wait for them to wake me up.
it's all going to plan until they wake me up and my phone starts telling me it's running out of batteries. i tell the fellow on the other end and he says that this isn't a problem, and that i can just ring back when my phone is sorted and they'll ring me back and pick up where we left off. he gives me a number to ring.
so five minutes later i ring the number. it takes me through a fucking long automated DID YOU MEAN NR1 NORWICH voice command system and at the end gives me another number to call. i think "golly, there must be some mistake here" and hammer 0 cos that normally gives you an operator. this doesn't work, so i call again and listen to the options in full again. this results again in them giving me another number and no operator (all the while me paying for 5 minutes of bullshit calls because i only have a mobile).
so i call the number that i've been given, and get their out of office reply.
really fucking infuriating much? yeah?
thanks, i've been christopher alcxxk and this has been a story that didn't need telling