First, my arm protectors have arrived from China (not as hitherto thought from Japan) and I am wearing them right now. They are soooo comfortable.
Basically they are designed to protect the arms from ultra violet (UV) rays when playing golf or tennis or simply hiking, but my need was to protect the skin from being torn off by something sharp.
What amazes me most is that for a couple of GB pounds I can purchase something from so far away. The world is definitely an open marketplace these days, thanks to Amazon.
Now that I have seen the quality of the sleeves I’m wishing I’d ordered more than one pair. Still, I guess there’s nothing to stop me doing so now I know how easy it is … and how cheap.
Next is a moan about the phone.
It seems that the business pests who continually ring have cottoned on to the fact that if they use a WITHHELD number they can get through to ANYONE. Hospitals and doctors always use a withheld number so we are obliged to answer in case it is the hospital giving Joe an appointment. It was fine for a while but now everyone seems to be using the same system.
We opted for a phone system with caller display so that we would know who was calling. If it was a mobile/cell phone number we answered, if it was an unknown number we worked on the premise that if someone really wanted us they would leave a message. Unavailable was ignored and, until now, so was Withheld. And quite often, if we don’t answer an unknown number the caller leaves a lengthy message … which we have to pay for.
Ever had that feeling you can’t win? We have!