A HAPPY CAR PARK STORY
As car park operators often get a bad press, I would like to thank DASH
Park and Go, for the help they gave me. I often use the car park at the 02, North Greenwich Tube Line. There are often queues for the automated ticket machine, so I decided to go on line and registered for an account with them, so I could
literally park and go.
After I had registered, the next time I parked in the car park, I got confused about whether I just leave the car there and go or text the number on the information board.
I decided to be safe and send the text. It kept failing and someone came up and explained about the ticket machine. I told him him I was registered and he said you should be able to park and go with no text. So I parked and went!!
When I checked my account on line there was no mention of visit or the cost being deducted. I emailed Dash and they explained that you texted if you were in any London underground car park.
I told her I had, but then I discovered that I had put the wrong number in. I apologised profusely and she said that I had to nominate North Greenwich on my account and then I could park and go. She did this for me and said I was now set up and
only use the text if I used any other station.
She cancelled the fine I would have occurred for not paying for my parking.
VERY BIG THANK YOU FOR NOT BEING A JOB'S WORTH
BEWARE OF THE MICROSOFT WINDOW INDIAN CALL CENTRE SCAM
If you receive a phone call from a man saying that you have problems with your computer, IT IS A SCAM. Microsoft do not contact people by telephone.
Someone phoned me this morning to say that my computer has been intercepted by hackers.
He asked me if I was in front of it, I wasn't. I asked him what it was all about. He told me he would need to find out their information through my computer. He was obviously calling from India.
I ask him what his name was and he said Benny
Edwards! I asked him who worked for, he said Microsoft. Where was he based - Reading!! I asked for some ID and he quoted me a number. He also quoted a telephone number for me to call him back.
As I knew this was a scam,
because a friend of mine with no computer is plagued with these calls every week and when he says he has no computer they put the phone down, I told him I would call him back later when I had more time. He warned me that if I didn't he would have
to block my computer to stop the hackers and it could never be unblocked!
I immediately checked to confirm this was a scam.
It appears that they ring randomly and most of the people who answer will have a computer. They have no knowledge
at all of anything whatsoever to do with your computer unless you fall for it and give them the information they want
This could be extremely threatening to older, vulnerable people especially
if they are threatening to block the computer.
THEY ARE ONLY AFTER YOUR MONEY AND CARD DETAILS, DO NOT PART WITH ANY.
If you are unsure, tell them you will call back and google MICROSOFT PHONE SCAMS. Remember this will ALWAYS be a scam. The same goes for anyone who calls you to say they want to sell the shares you have in a company which
is the subject of a hostile take over and they are paying 10 x the prices for the shares and you mustn't let the company know. It will cost you dearly if you get involved with them. Again, no share dealer will ever ask you for your share
details, in a cold call.
GRAN'S BABY SIT 13/08/15
Had my little babies at my house today, instead of going over to theirs
to look after them. Little baby boy likes playing with my house phone, pressing all the buttons and pretending to call his mum. I heard him say "Hallo" like he usually does and then "Ambulance Please". I rushed to the phone to find that he
had somehow dialled 999. The operator asked me if I was callling an ambulance and I told her that it was my grandson and apologised.
"Well can you put the phone down then
to free up the line then" she replied rather sharply.
I did so and slunk away feeling suitable chastised. He is now banned from the phone.
When I asked him what happened and he said that she asked him if wanted a fire engine, police car or ambulance, and as he is fanatical about all these vehicles, he decided he wanted an ambulance! I am lucky that
he is too young to know what numbers he pressed.
We went down to Monkey Bizz for them to play and keep occupied, A buggy board on the the back of a pushchair is one of the best inventions.
You can get anywhere in double quick time, except when he kept getting off to pick blackberries! It all went well in there, but then the heavens opened. I had planned to get a bus home, but decided to get a taxi. We waited by the
door for the taxi to come and there seemed to be a horrendous backlog in to the car park with no one moving.
Someone had parked a people carried in the aisle while they went to pick up their
children as there were no parking spaces. When she came out a big ding dong erupted between her and the car that was stuck behind her holding up the traffic. She deliberately took her time strapping her children in to the car with her door
open! The taxi driver came to find me and when we left the tail back was still snaking up the road.
Everything was going well when we got home, until I heard loud sobbing and crying,
little baby boy had caught his finger in the door. I brought them indoors and put CBEEBIES on. They were quite quiet until their mum arrived to pick them up.
on the next time!!
MERCEDES BENZ WORLD
Took Miss Mercedes to
Mercedes Benz World to visit her friends. I fell in the love with the G Wagon. You have to sit inside to appreciate it. The price is £100,000, so I have bought a lottery ticket tonight so that I can place my order tomorrow!!
It was quite interesting to learn about the origin of Mercedes Benz. Mr Daimler and Mr Benz first started the company known as Daimler-Benz. When Mr Jellineck, a car and racing
enthusiast joined and Daimler died, he stipulated the name should be Mercedes after his daughter, so it became Mercedes Benz. The symbol became a wreath (Benz) and the 3 point star inside to mean "on land, on water and in the air (Daimler)
was trademarked and has been in use ever since with a few variations. It also has a 4 point star trademarked, but did not use it.
BUILDING A GAZEBO
I have designed a wooden gazebo for my garden as the plastic one had a tendency to blow away, even when it was firmly tethered. My next door neighbour is building it for me to my design. The posts are in and the felt
has been put on the roof. So far so good!