I can’t decide whether to call DSTV or Checkers (or both), lying, incompetent indolents – or whether they’re just like so many South African entities – showing that their best is just not good enough.
Due to a bank problem (mine, I concede: I failed to have sufficient funds in my account) my debit order didn’t go through on time. …
Now, when I want to satisfy their unbelievably greedy upturned hands and deposit the colossal amount of nearly R600 for a month of repeats – I find it near impossible.
The DSTV’s mornic computer answering service tell me I may not pay by credit card unless I’m physically at the place of transaction (due to our non-existent crime problem – according to Jacob Zuma). The other payment options were pretty dismal too, so I hied me over to a Checkers where several staff members emphatically told me I’m welcome to pay my SABC fees, but DSTV is a definite no-no.
An image of Nolo Letele (Multichoice CEO) with an inverted satelite dish firmly placed in the appropriate orifice is particularly amusing this evening.