Friends I have entered my phone number using the keypad in order to help NTL manage the information that I no longer require their services.
I have given my address in the wrong order - 'post-code first please sir' in order to help Zurich insure my goods in transit and change my cover to the new house. 'You have five bedrooms so you'll be wanting to increase the sum insured?'
'Just because I have more bedroms it doesn't mean I will own any more things. I'm taking all my things with me and they will still be worth the same amount when they arrive as they were worth when they left. Knowing professional removers, possibly less'
'I'll only put it up to £30,000 then.'
I am typing this whilst in limbo between Severn Trent's automatic switchboard and a real human whilst listening to Fly Like an Eagle by the Steve Miller band - sod it - no I'm not. I skipped to their web-site and did it online.
Now holding for a BT operative whose website has no 'Cancel your services without transferring' option.
Worthwhile motto. No matter how long you have been listening to hold music you can always expedite the call answerers by taking a bite of the biscuit you have been looking longingly at for the first few minutes of holding.
Iammoving.com looked really promising (you register your details and the changes get passed on to all utilities you specify) but failed at hurdle 1 by constantly telling me I hadn't entered my address properly without telling me what was wrong with it.