From time to time in amongst the reposted and revised Odanglesex adventures, I get a new idea. Recently that was the tale of Lord Pond's council credit card. Of course, Odanglesex's Chief Executive, leading from the front, was bound to comment on the affair.
The blog of Chief Executive Edelbertha Spengler
Are you one of those people who open a credit card statement, whether it's yours or your partner's or your mother's, with just a little fear? Or is is just another chore? Or maybe it's one of those things you just don't get round to doing at all.
I've just had all three of mine and I did feel just a teeny bit worried that someone might have cloned my vital statistics and bought a Caribbean island or even a Government minister from my hard-earned pennies. Cue huge relief. They hadn't. But I was just a bit concerned about £251.79 transferred to someone called Worksop Wonders until I remembered that quick dash to that nice little personal clothing shop at the main station in Birmingham.
Bill Wayneflete and I have just been having a bit of a Worksop moment.
When that chap Lord Pond's council credit card records were routinely published after a Freedom of Information request from Cllr Makepeace (I'm neutral on party political matters, of course, but well, really! Talk about overkill) Bill and I couldn't think how he'd clocked up charges on the card of £1,844.99 at The Fat Chef in Duckworth, Staffordshire. I mean, I distinctly remember I was there myself monitoring expenditure as I do all the time and I spent only £737.06, which hardly gets you past the soup.
Then I remembered! Duckworth! We were there for the annual meeting of the Deep Probe Audit Foundation and I was busy drafting my speech! I distinctly remember spilling a small amount of vanilla and entrail sauce on it. So I really don't know what poor old Lord Pond spent all that money on, but really it's a long time ago and in another country (sorry - county) and it would be good for everyone if we just moved on.
Oh, I nearly forgot. Don't forget to pay your credit card issuer before they land you with interest!