1) How ironic is it that when you're preparing to move and you've got the absolute least possible amount free time on your hands that, JUST AT THAT EXACT MOMENT, is when you've got to call every single company that you do or ever have done business with and tell them, individually, that you're going to be at a new address. And how is it in all their years of experience dealing with customers, including customers of the cranky and moving variety, that most companies haven't figured out a) how to set up their auto answering system so that when I key in my absurdly long account number, said number actually GOES to the person who ends up taking my call so they don't have to ask for it AGAIN as soon as we've said hello and b) that NO, in no way is the time I'm calling to cancel service also a good time for a SALES PITCH.
Also, whats up with the hold music?
I'm just saying.
2) What gives with the proliferation of "travel booking sites" like Expedia, Travelocity and similar making it damn near IMPOSSIBLE to search for and find a hotel's OWN website?
Travelocity and Expedia: I KNOW YOU EXIST. And if I wanted to search your "HOT DEALS!" I'd know where and how to do so. So stop populating my entire google search page for a minute, ok?!?!
(And by the way, if anyone reading this has London hotel suggestions, please comment them! Looking for something historic, unusual, walking distance to either Westminster, Oxford Street, Picadilly Circus or Covent Garden, and under 150 Pounds a night-ish.)