Climb Everest on a pogo stick or pay your DSTV? Equally possible methinks.

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.

A bold statement by DSTV telling me where I can pay my account. How would they react if I told them where they could put their repeats.

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.

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About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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