The washing machine with the fourteen minute wash finally gave up the ghost last week. I said to buy a new one local so if anything goes wrong with it you can go back and discuss your problem with a human being.
Other members of the family thought different. They drove to Cork to a retailer that's name sounds like Asian spicy food. They chose a model that was reasonably priced and wasn't in stock. So they paid for it and returned back down to West Cork.
One week later, today. My wife rang a phone number on the receipt and she was put through to a none human automatic phone voice which said the washer will be delivered on the 16th of December.
Wifey is not an happy bunny. Fortunately we have a washing machine in another dwelling. Anyone else had an hissy fit recently?