I was in the post office a while back and I saw a sign from the Flemish tourism agency saying “fill in a card and we’ll send you all our brochures absolutely free of charge”. So, I did. Brochure arrived and it was mostly advertising. I was about to chuck it in the wastepaper basket when I see that they have a little note as follows:
“As we mentioned, the book of ideas and brochure are completely free: all we require from you is 2.50 to cover post and administration costs”.
The nerve. However, we subscribe to test achat and we will shop them for their iniquity. In the interim, I am inclined to pay, but Mr. Waffle is not. It is not his misspelled name that is on the bill though and I fear that the commune police will come knocking on our door and haul me away for non-payment of debt. I’m living on the edge here, I can tell you.
on 09 July 2004 at 01:03
Shop them; they deserve it.
on 09 July 2004 at 20:59
Um, HJB, no, Belgium is sort of like Switzerland, if Switzerland has lots of different police forces but it’s not clean like Switzerland and they don’t care about washing anything on the street as far as I can tell. The main task of the commune police is to ring your doorbell to check that you live where you said you lived when you registered with the commune. You think that I’m making this up, don’t you? Would you believe that they have guns to accomplish this difficult and dangerous task.
Jack, would have to compose a letter in French and am probably too lazy for that so it will just sit and taunt me on the desk for a bit, I suppose.