Get a package slip at 1pm, having lunch.
read it, £13 to pay on what's presumably a Rock Auto package.
Delivery office open til 2 it says - one town over, better go. Finish eating, chuck a fiver of petrol in the Civic, get there at about 1:40.
Council has changed all the free parking in the town to paid.
Pay by app or text only. FRO, I'm parked at the door to the delivery office and the queue is fifteen people out of it, sod paying, I'll just fuck off if das Parkenstasi come. Either that or claim my phone's dead (just install meters you cheapskate cashgrabbers).
15 minutes in the queue, hand over the slip, card in hand.
'It's cash only, we don't have a card machine. Is that a problem?'
Yes it fucking is, I've queued up for 15 minutes and nowhere at all did it say you don't take card. How fucking daft is that? You have barcode scanners and little electronic signature things, but a card machine? Oh no, we don't have that... 'You could go and get cash and come back?' Aye but you close in five minutes and I don't know where there's a cash machine within two, and there's another ten plus people queuing up behind me. Besides, no money on the debit card, and can't withdraw on the credit card as it incurs fees.
'You can pay online?'
'Ah, I'll do that then'
'...and we'll deliver it to you in 2-3 days.'
BUT I'M HERE NOW!
Dumb fuckers. Complaint on the way for that. Is it not reasonable to expect being able to pay my not insignificant customs fees by card at a delivery office that regularly handles such queries?