Table for 10 booked for 6pm next Friday night to celebrate Phil's 87th birthday. The weather will be reasonably mild with a forecast temp of 29C (about 85F) which is not too bad. Family all accepted so look forward to a pleasant evening.
I did ask about a free meal for people if they were dining on their actual birthday (we have taken advantage of this wonderful offer previously) but was told we now have to belong to their VIP Club. This was new to me but I found a form on their internet page and I filled in one each for Phil and myself and also let other family members know about this new innovation. I am now hoping the VIP voucher will arrive in plenty of time to use it next Friday.
I am wondering if anyone else in Australia has been receiving phone calls asking if anyone at your telephone number has been involved in a road accident in the previous two years. Surely if someone at that number had had an accident they would know the person's name instead of taking a stab in the dark. Obviously it is a nasty scam where they are hoping you will give them vital information such as your bank account details or similar. They make it sound as though they represent a legal firm who will help you receive compensation for the alleged accident. I hear of people losing money through all types of scams these days and as the number they call from says "private" or "overseas" you cannot trace the call. I now either hang up immediately or tell they I know it is a scam and will report them if they continue being a nuisance.
A year or so back I was told by an employee of Telstra that if you notice the call is from a private or overseas number it is a good idea not to speak but just leave the phone "off the hook" for 5 minutes and Telstra will trace the call. Not sure how they would do that but when one has friends with a private number or who live overseas it is difficult to know if it is a nuisance call or not. I guess it's just one more nuisance we have to put up in this modern technological world.
I hope everyone is having a good week, or as good as can be hoped for. Well all have our ups and downs but as long as we are up much more than we are down we should be happy.