I can’t quote the whole thing because B3TA is so notoriously litigious – ok, cos it’s not fair to them or the author – but if you have or respect a mean streak, you should read the rest of this. It takes the whole paying-in-pennies thing to a whole new level, plus there’s a sting.
My dad is a partner in a smallish law firm. He loves nothing better than annoying people and suppliers who piss him off, nothing bad, just minor spats. He loves doing really pointless but perfectly legal things. This is my absolute favourite petty revenge story of all time.
Dad has queried an outstanding payment to an office supplier, its about Â£3800. He contested it and basically dragged out payment for months. Eventually, he agreed that if they sent someone round he’d pay them cash.
In the mean time, he went to the bank and after discussion with the bank manager, worked out what the legal minimum denomination of notes and coins could be used.
He also went to the garden centre and purchased a cheap, yet sturdy black dustbin.[…]
Sounds like a middle-aged Mulley to-be to me.