My mate Skippy is a bit of a nerd.

My mate Skippy is a bit of a nerd. Just last night he spent 2 hours telling me about all the characters named Kang.

 

For instance Kang the Conqueror is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. In 2009 Kang was ranked as IGN’s 65th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.

 

or In the Simpsons  Kang is a More Rigellian from Rigel 7. He and his sister Kodos continuously try to take over Earth and are usually seen attacking Springfield. Kang and Kodos have a lot of space weaponry at hand and have their own spaceship. They speak the Rigellian language which by coincidence is identical to English. Although they look identical Kang has a deeper voice than Kodos.

 

I guess you could say Skippy is a Kang Guru…

Australian Banks’ Special Offer for their Loyal Customers

Shafted!Australian Banks are offering a free pencil sharpener in gratitude for the $36bn profit they got out of us last year. It’s designed to remind us of the friendly and even intimate relationship the banks have built up with the Australian public.

Just call into any branch. There’s a small collection fee of $54.70 (to cover admin and international market fluctuations) plus a hand delivery charge of $47.35. What great value!!!!

Lots of love, Barbara

Bye Bye Woolworths, Dick Smith, Big W, …

Today’s Rant of the Day has not been published as quick as I would like, but I only got around to ranting about it today. The target is Woolworths Limited and their decision to restrict customer choice in payment methods. (Watch out Senator Conroy, i’ve not finished with you yet).

The original plan was to fill up a trolley full of shopping – all the smallest packets possible – go through the checkout and try to pay with my Visa Debit card by pressing Credit. Of course Woolies now refuse this, forcing you to press Savings or Cheque – but not everybody has those functions on their Visa Debit Card. Cue ranting and storming out in a huff. But then i thought it wouldn’t be fair on those behind me in the queue (because they never have enough people working on shift), or the poor checkout chick who’s probably gone thorough this before.

So the target is their Head Office instead, using their ever-so-friendly website which allows you to cancel your Everyday Rewards card online.

I am cancelling my card in disgust at Woolworth’s recent policy change in refusing to accept Visa Debit cards as a Credit transaction.

By forcing me, the customer who pays your wages, to use a Debit transaction, you are forcing the payment to go via the EFTPOS network rather than the Visa network.

As a Credit Union customer, I get slammed on EFTPOS transactions because of the high charges that the major banks charge non-profit institutions like Credit Unions, unlike Visa or Mastercard charges. So this results in a transaction charge to me.

Woolworths may argue that it has the right to refuse payment methods. However you don’t have the right to tell me to switch my financial services provider to continue shopping at your store, which is what i have been told by your representatives.

I also have the right to boycott all Woolworths Limited’s stores, and to tell as many people as i can to do the same.

Good riddance, see you at Coles.

Simon

I wonder what Marketing-approved Standard Response I will receive? 😉