I placed a classified in the local paper, was told the price, and if I paid before the due date, a month away, I would receive a 5% discount.
And, so I did.
(My surname is McLaren. I have been addressed as McLarren, McLeren and MacLarren.)
Two weeks later, I receive a call:
"Good morn...", I say.
"Mrs McLareihan, I mean Mrs McCarahan," (whoa!) you have not paid your account!"
"Do you have the right person? My surname is McLaren."
"As in Formula 1. The racing cars."
"Why didn't you just say so? You related?"
"Now, which account haven't I paid and what is your name?"
"The One at the newspaper."
"When is this due?"
"On the fifteenth."
On the fifteenth of this month, last month or next month?"
"And, what is today's date?"
"So, why are you 'phoning me now? Anyway, I paid this on the fifth of last month."
"Hold on. Okay, I found it."
"Good. Thank you."
"What is the matter with you? No-one pays early, never mind on time. You are just stuffing me around."
Three months later, I receive the receipt in my post box.
Along with a Letter of Demand.
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