Thursday, July 08, 2010

End Of The Line

Oystercard for the London UndergroundImage via Wikipedia
The Oyster card is a form of electronic ticketing used on public transport services within the Greater London area of the United Kingdom. It is promoted by Transport for London and is valid on a number of different travel systems across London including London Underground, buses, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, trams, some river boat services and most National Rail services within the London Fare Zones. I purchased an annual Oyster card in January but circumstances changed and the card has become surplus to requirements. I attempted to cancel and claim a refund for the remaining balance but I experienced difficulty with the whole process.

After several conversations, conflicting information and approximately two months waiting for the refund, the matter is now resolved. I'm overwhelmed because Prom is tomorrow and although I have had to wait, the refund couldn't have come at a better time! I treated myself to a bow tie, having lost the previous at New Year! I had a conversation with the representative about suits and accessories and he provided valuable information. I signed on again this afternoon, although oddly I still haven't received any benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions. The advisor provided relevant contact details and overall was impressed with my attempts to return to work. Especially interaction with companies as I had another interview today which went really well and I'm feeling great ahead of the weekend! Prom should be good although no plans for an after party have been discussed yet which is a concern!

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