Programmers. It may be the same ones who set up the Swansea dead heads computers and the ERNIE twats.
Renew license, go on web, pokey pokey, fill in form. comes back. Don't recognise your postcode.
Strange. It's on my driving license, and quite a few log books.
Send off form. Comes back. No good, you must send photo.
Well, they can have a go at a rolling doughnut. If/when the bogeys stop me, we'll go to court and see what the beak thinks of their efficiency.
Sod 'em all.
Needed to speak with the NI&S, ERNIE types. (Had a block of bonds for quite a few years, get several money orders every month) No contact via computer. Actually got them on the telephone!
Right. This is my query. This is my holders number.
Sorry, can't find you. Go to the Post Office and get a form.
But the PO don't do the forms now.
Oh. I'll send you one.
Work that one out!
The only use i can think of for computers is squinting at ARRSE, buying stuff I don't need on fleabay, and porn. It's no good asking a govt department.
I'm orf to see a v/clever barmaid. Get the BP down.
It could be a Welsh thing and not just postcodes as when I moved into Wales I real issues with my bank
I managed to get a mortgage ok, but when I tried to get my bank letters sent to my new house, the bank ended up contacting their fraud squad because my house didn't exist on there system
With their HO in England being the issue it seems, a few decades ago where I lived used to called by a different county, and they only had that county on their lookup system, and they tried looking in Welsh, and nothing came up as a match
Because I'd moved from England that seemed to have complicated it for some reason, which was never really explained
Eventually it got sorted, and I got money from the bank from the inconvenience, including having to have a long chat with their fraud squad over my non existent house
Strange how having real mortgage deeds can change even the most stubborn mind, or put it down to Wales they do things different here
It's not that the Welsh hate (maybe they do, though? Meh), it's just Wales being Wales.
My house has stood here since the early 1850s (I even have a photo of it ). About 15 years ago, it was split into 2 addresses, both working off the same house number though the 'new' one became an 'a'.
Move on to about 10 years ago and the house was reninstated to a single dwelling and address.
Both Southern Electric and Welsh Water insist that they know better and (for +/- 3 months and on pain of death) demanded the relevant meter readings for the 2 properties.
I was this close to going postal . . .