The cheque I awaited has arrived and will be cleared on Wednesday. My finances will be safe for the month and I can make sensible use of the credit card, knowing I will have the money to pay back. I paid that cheque into the bank on Thursday. It takes a week to clear.
In the long-ago days before highly efficient computerisation, banks could clear a cheque in three days. Now it takes a week and some banks take longer. That’s ‘progress’.
It’s all beside the point except to explain why I have Jura Origin 10-year-old in my glass tonight. And tomorrow. Can’t kill the bottle, I have to go to work and quite possibly deal with the sort of things that you really don’t want to have a hangover when you deal with them.
The new War on Sugar has come up against a non-compliant adversary. They are not rolling over and saying ‘Screw me’ like all the others before them. Perhaps, at last, the message is getting through and the template is being recognised.
Let’s hope it feeds back through the other versions of the template. Let’s hope that the line has at last been drawn. It’s a faint hope but it’s the best so far.
Anyway. Must get back to the little book of total annoyance…