Do you have any pet peeves? I know I do. I define a pet peeve as a relatively minor recurring irritant or annoyance. Today I'm starting a new feature -- pet peeves.
I'm starting with one that's currently staring me in the face.
I'm looking at a bill from Superior Propane. In big letters it says, "Please Pay This Amount". If you take this to mean that they want me to make a payment, you would be wrong.
Glancing down the invoice, and getting into the really tiny fine-print, you will see that it also says "Credit Card Payment. Your Credit Card will be debited..."
With our busy, complex lifestyles, I have bills that get paid automatically via credit card, bills that get paid via automatic deduction from our chequing account, and bills that I pay online. Occasionally I even write a cheque. It gets confusing.
It doesn't help when I receive something in the mail that says "Please Pay This Amount".
What the invoice really should say is "Please DON'T Pay This Amount".
And that's the way the Ball bounces.