Nothing better to complain about

The generally appalling "Mail" brand of national newspapers in the UK is famous for just being full of complaints, anger and hatred, especially against "liberals", the poor, or minorities of any kind. It seems its readership also has this tendancy to be offended and appalled at essentially nothing.

Along the same lines as the anecdote regarding the person who went to Weightwatchers and demanded to change her goal weight because 9 stone 11 pounds reminded her too much of the September 11th tragedy too much to be anything less than uber-offensive (fine - 9 st 10lbs it is, now you need to pay £4.95 extra and lose another pound), here's a letter from "Mrs CF" - the Poorhouse would hazard a guess at Christin[a/e] Fox - getting upset at nothing in the Mail on Sunday.

I noticed a cheque drawn on my Bradford & Bingley account last August carried a customer reference: FOX CHRIST.

I told the bank that I strongly objected to this on religious grounds, but its answer was that references are based on surnames and a shortened first name but that its technical staff would look into it. Recently, exactly the same thing happened again, so this time I closed my account.

I received a patronising letter to say that any account in my name would have the same reference, so now I am also going to close my ISA and the accounts of my three grandchildren.

Letter from Mrs CF in the Mail on Sunday.


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