I'm not one of nature's ranters. For the most part I'm happy with my lot but two companies with which I deal regularly cause me to have an occasional mutter.
The first is British Telecom. I use them for telephone and broadband and for the most part I'm quite happy with them. However, I can't just have broadband, I have to have BT Sports. The chances of me watching BT Sports are zero for two reasons. The first is I have no interest in any sports whatsoever. And the second is that I would have to buy (or subscribe to) things I haven't got in order to get BT Sports. I realise there is no such thing as a free lunch but I feel I am being charged for a lunch which I can't have and which I'd be allergic to if it were served!
And then there's Amazon. For years I have subscribed to Amazon Prime. I find it very convenient as I to buy a lot of stuff on line rather than making a twenty five mile round trip to a shopping area so buying a "free" posting package made sense. However, shortly after I paid my subscription last year Amazon announced that Prime would include "free" Amazon Prime Instant Video. I have really struggled to find something I want to watch and in a whole year I have watched two videos! Although this service is "free" my subscription has gone up from £49 to £79 - or it would if I renewed it. I've decided to forget it for a while and see whether it would be worthwhile. That may have the even better effect of stopping me shopping with them so much!
Hmmm. Maybe I am glad about the changes to Amazon Prime!