Wednesday, September 17, 2008

No one is very much help

Okay, so I know I don't usually blog midday, but it's turning out to be a frustrating day.

Annoying Item 1: The Painting
So Varen kindly took the paint I'd bought on Monday afternoon round to the unit and left it there. I'd arrange with the new owner (who isn't yet living there. In fact this guy isn't even the new owner cause the actual new owner is off in Uganda or Congo or somewhere, this guy is just his friend who's dealing with all his New Property admin ... kinda like what I'm doing for Bean!) that he'd also leave the key there this morning so the painter could collect everything and hopefully be done before the end of the day.

Turns out he forgot to leave the key. In his defence he has now popped round to drop it off so hopefulyl the painting will still be done before the day is out. But I still have to go round to inspect it all tomorrow ... what I'm going to do if it's not up to scratch, well that I refuse to think about right now.

Annoying Item 2: The Managing Agents 

I called on Monday. Lady in Charge of the Complex of my now-sold unit was "preparing for a meeting" so I left a message for her to call me back. An Urgent message. I have yet to actually speak to this woman. Yesterday, I actually got to speak to someone who assured me she'd look into my issue (this municipality bill that I don't really want to have to pay twice for) and call me either later or today. Do you think I've heard from her? Nope. So today I call back. Can I speak to either of them? Of course not! But I can leave a message ... oh yes, because that's proven to be very helpful so far :P Aargh.

Annoying Item 3: My Visa Application
So more than a month ago I tried to start sorting out my visa's for my upcoming trip. Apparently you can't do it that long in advance :P But the helpful lad at visas.co.za sent me all the info I'd need to collect in order to apply (these schengen visa applications practically want blood). Today I'm about ready, aside from the photo's I need, so I call the Portuguese Embassy to see if they have any weirdo visa application times (I remember on a previous trip I had to apply between 9 & 11:30 am and then collect between 1 & 3:30pm or something equally ridiculous).They don't, but I went thru all the application requirements with him again, just to be sure. Turns out that when visas.co.za said "An original bank letter or foreign exchange receipt must accompany the application.", they were wrong. I missioned off to the bank last week to get this required letter, but it turns out that they'll only accept my forex receipt. Sigh. So now I have to actually go and buy my forex before I can think of applying. Charming.

How much more can there be ... sigh.

5 comments:

Lopz said...

How much more can there be? With visa agencies? I don't want to answer that question for fear of sending you to the edge of the nearest cliff, but you know my story...nuff said! Good luck hun, may you never have the issues that I did. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

phillygirl said...

@lopz - pahahahaha. True, it luckily hasn't yet got that bad, but that's why I was trying to be so organised and whatnot!

sweets said...

oh boy, tough day eh!! hope all works out ok :)

angel said...

sheesh... you really needed a weekend after that!

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