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My run of bad luck continues

The laptop remains well and truly lost. It's ironic that I had to go into a police station and report it missing soon after completing an online questionnaire about how often I dealt with the police and ticking the 'Rarely or Not at all'-box.

The next day, and after hearing that it was a MacBook, the Left Luggage-attendant declared that it was unlikely it would ever be handed in. I was surprised to hear it. Surely, I can't be the only honest person in The Netherlands, can I?

I had arranged to meet some of my former colleagues from the bank for dinner last night. I turned up at the Thai restaurant exactly on the appointed time but no one else turned up in the next hour, and they weren't answering their phones; so I left and stopped by a chippie on the way home. A day later and no one's called to apologise yet, which I think is rude in the extreme. Right now, the only excuse I'll accept is if they were run over and killed dead while en route to meet me.

And then I found a letter in the post this morning, from the Municipal Tax Office, informing me that they were expecting me to settle my arrears on the dog tax. Dog tax? Since when do I have a dog? They clearly have me confused with somebody else (perhaps the new neighbours, who do have a dog), but it's likely to take a couple of phone calls and maybe a visit from an inspector chappie before this gets sorted out.

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enigmaticblues
Sep. 24th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
gamiila
Sep. 24th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I needed that!
curiouswombat
Sep. 24th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh dear... perhaps the bank colleagues changed the venue and all thought someone else had told you?

As for the dog... here is a dog and a hug in one.
gamiila
Sep. 24th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Cheers.
jonesiexxx
Sep. 24th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oy.
gamiila
Sep. 24th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Indeed ;-)
meko00
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry. I'm just going to keep hoping that there are other honest people than you and B in The Netherlands, but I agree that it doesn't look good...
gamiila
Sep. 25th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
The worst thing is, I only had it on loan, and to lose it a week before my contract expires seems a little bit convenient...or that's the joke going round the office. Not that I'm laughing or anything...
__kali__
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
*sends hugs*
gamiila
Sep. 27th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you kindly.
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