Oh, and I've picked a fight with Virgin Media.
I'm Matt Streuli and welcome to my comedy/mental health/ General Election blog thing.
We will start with the depressing stuff. In good news I finally have a referral appoint onto the next stage of "NHS Mental Health Services: The Game". I called up (which takes some courage building for me) as I had heard nothing for a month to be told a letter would be in the post so I would get an appointment in May. No rush... Surely it is cheaper for the NHS to pro-actively treat mental health rather than waiting for it to escalate into an emergency? Perhaps something to bear in mind when you go to the polling station.
I finally sat down and went through my Facebook; untagging or deleting videos and pictures which I don't want the world to see. Claire's advice at our last girly night was to cleanse the stuff with old girlfriends which I found quite hard to do. On one hand, it is sad that these memories will never happen again and I am not as happy as I was back then. On the other hand, it makes me think what evidence I will leave behind when I die.
If you follow me on twitter or instagram you will see that I take ALOT of pictures. Some of them because they look good or could be used as poster backgrounds or in my youtube videos. Other pictures and videos I take because I worry that when I die, there will be no evidence I ever existed. I really don't want to live forever, I barely want to face another five years, but will I just be forgotten about? I really upsets me to think that no one will notice. I take photos so people will remember the here and now and I hope they will get the best of me whilst I last.
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— Matthew E Streuli (@mattstreuli) April 21, 2015
End with a joke?
Aside from a scary ghost walk of a rather beautiful Hemel Hempstead which part of me enjoyed even though I spent most of the time hiding behind Falcon & Emily from the corpses; I picked a fight with Virgin Media. Even now, they are advertising a free Samsung tablet when you join their 'Big Bundles'. The Facebook advert is below. NO WHERE on the page does it say that the Big Daddy or Big Kahuna is part of the 'Hottest Ever Sale' but they are part of the Big Bundles.
But as I have explained in my formal complaint and on their facebook advert that I am asking to upgrade to the Big Daddy deal which is part of the Big Bundles... Unless their advert & website is false and misleading they should upgrade me to the offer and send me a free tab? Right?
Apart from this I'm a major Virgin Media fan and would recommend their great Tivo service....
I'll let you know how it goes!
Finally a video to finish on of my little sister which I found in my Facebook cleanse. Thank you for all the feedback and comments on twitter - please keep them coming and keep sharing my blog.
There is nothing on the Facebook advert or the banner of the page that says either of these are exclusive to new customers.
Please see my attached conversation with one of your staff earlier today.
If you refuse to do so, then you website and facebook advert is therefore misleading and inaccurate. I would then be forced to make formal complaints with OFCOM, Trading Standards and the Advertising Standards Agency and consider moving my custom to a competitor who can proof read.
|Free tablet with BIG BUNDLES? Where does it sale new customers? Where does it say Hottest Ever Sale?|
I await your urgent response.
As an existing customer how do I upgrade to Big Kahuna and get a free tablet as I saw on my Facebook??
When I log in, it isn't an option yet the terms on the page doesn't say it isn't available to current customers? http://store.virginmedia.com/big-bundles.html
Otherwise the advertising is wrong - shouldn't it say free tablet for new customers?
But when I log in, it doesnt give me the big kahuna as an offer... let alone the free tablet/
So how do I get the offer?
and it does not say on the advert that the tablet is part of the "hottest ever sale"
Therefore, I would like to upgrade to the Big Kahuna and get a free tablet please.
Please can you provide the email address where I can make a formal complaint please?
This complaint is about how the offer is advertised and that I am being excluded against it. Your service has been brilliant and I know you are doing what you can to help but I feel it is unfair to advertise the big kahuna on facebook with a free tablet when it isn't clear that its not available to all
Please can you mention this to your line manager as I will be sending this chat with my complaint?