So sometime in November, on my various excursions to that increasingly alien world called SHOPS (Slim Hope Of Purchasing Something), I started to check out what was available. I knew exactly what I wanted: the same that has served me well for at least fifteen years. A5, Week to View, preferably in black; and if Saturday and Sunday get the same amount of space as the other five days, that’s a bonus. (They rarely do – why do diary designers assume that we’re less busy at weekends?)
Zero. Ziltch. The nearest match was in WhS, who have a ‘week to view’ format with the seven days scrunched up on the lefthand page and an empty opposite page headed ‘Notes’. Eh?
So last Thursday, irritated, I woke up the computer and visited Azamon. (Yes, I know. But I really don’t have time to do all that tax research.) A quick search and sure enough, there it was: as far as I can tell (it hasn’t arrived yet) a pretty close match. So I swallowed and held my nose and ordered it.
The fact that they haven’t actually managed to deliver my humble request doesn’t in the least demoralise those nice computers at Amonza, because this morning they scratched their heads then emailed me with a list of stuff that, based on my previous purchases, they were pretty sure I needed.
Here are just three*:
An A4 Week to View Desk Diary for 2013, in black;
An A5 Day to a Page Diary for 2013, in black;
And the best one:
An A5 Week to View Diary for 2012. In black.
To be fair, the last was quite cheap.
*(There was also a Jerry Lee Lewis CD, identical to the one I bought from them six years ago, which they presumably thought I must have lost by now.)