Just a small coda to the earlier Round 2.
I eventually trekked to the Halifax with ID, only to be told that they had disbanded my bond and put the money into a savings account. This, DESPITE the fact, their letter expressly stated they would be taking NO action until they'd heard from me (indeed were unable to because of the whole space time continuum crashing thing).
I got very cross and stormed out. I tweeted again. And what do you know, a helpful chappie eventually called me up, reinstated my bond and gave me £60 as a goodwill gesture.
It's a shame companies will only respond when you badmouth them on Twitter. I only have just over a thousand followers, but it works even for me.
some of these...
Rants appeared as ‘My Pet Peeves’ for a blog on The Argus. Everyone has pet peeves. Maybe yours is 'people who have pet peeves'. That's fine. You bog off and be peevish about that. These are my peeves and I'll cry if I want to.