The saga continues. Here is a copy of the complaint I made to WishGiftCard.com.au:
I would like to make a formal complaint about the Wish Gift Card.
After being urged to purchase a Wish Gift Card at Safeway Newcomb last year, and with a not-insubstantial amount left on the card, I have hence been told by Big W in Geelong that the card has expired.
Checking the card against your site, it expired on 26 June 2008.
Point 1: I was never told that this card expires
Point 2: The card has no expiry date printed on it
Point 3: What happens to the leftover money? I assume that Woolworths simply absorbs this. At the current CPI, the $100 I “purchased” in 2006 would now be worth around $106, not to mention the fact that there’s still over $20 left on the card. Nice going – that’s a 26% return!
Obviously I will not be purchasing a Wish Gift Card again, and will be telling all of my friends about my poor experience.
Today I got cash out via EFTPOS at a shop in Geelong. I asked for $100 in cash, which I received. It wasn’t until afterwards that it dawned on me that the amount that I had authorised was $100.01. So, where does the one cent go? Obviously not to me, and probably to the shop which was assuming I wouldn’t notice. I didn’t mention anything at the time – but I want to know whether this is standard practice or just a typo by the woman processing the transaction? Surely one cent is not worth it, but over hundreds or even thousands of transactions? Has anyone been diddled like this?
I have some Paton’s Inca in a beige blend (the same colour that the One Piece Jacket was done in) but I can’t find exactly the sort of pattern that I want to knit, so it’s time to design my first jumper. I’m an information systems major rather than a textiles major, so I decided to apply software engineering principles to designing my jumper.
So, first of all, requirements elicitation. The business requirements of the jumper are;
- The jumper must accentuate my “assets” while downplaying any not-so-desirable attributes
- The jumper must fit, and should have plenty of stretch
- The jumper should be easy to maintain
- The jumper’s cost should be less than $150
Translating the business requirements into functional requirements;
- The jumper will have a v-neck that is 2o cms deeper than the top of my shoulder and shaping will begin 8 cms in from the shoulder. The v-neck accentuates the bust while drawing attention away from the hips and gives room for movement
- The jumper will be knitted in 1 x 1 rib to give shaping and stretch
- The jumper will have slight increase to allow for large bust and decreases for waist, possible increase for hips
- The jumper will have sleeves that finish 10 cm below the elbow (my preferred sleeve length)
- Paton’s Inca is $6 at Lincraft or $5.40 at K-mart (unless I can twist Damo‘s arm to get ACS to offer bulk packs cheaper). Therefore, the pattern must take less than 26 balls of yarn if I buy them at K-mart.
Next: knitting pattern design using functional decomposition