Not only do I have all the usual aches, but I forgot to take the stronger pain tablet this morning, so I'm feeling the aches more than I would.
Add a million* customers, shopping as if we'd been closed for a month instead of a day.
Add my annoyance at finding a bill in the mail.
Not just any old bill......no!
This is one from last year at my old home.
When I moved, the company forgot to send me the final electricity account.
And after a while I forgot about it too.
I should have made a note in my diary to check up on it,
I really should have, and I'm p****d off that I didn't.
Because now, here it is, and I have to pay it.
(Fair enough too, I used the power...)
Just in case it was a mistake, I got out all the old accounts and checked them against my online receipts.
No account for that period and no receipt either.
With tax time looming, the company must have gone through its records
and discovered this unpaid heating bill from last year.
They enclosed a nice apology letter, but still, I'm stomping around, muttering, working and reworking the budget.
I have enough money to pay it, it's just a matter of deciding whether to pay it in one installment or two.
* possibly a slight exaggeration.