A letter I received a couple of days ago.
Now tell me this: if I was, let’s say, a plumber and I did extensive work at the hospital.
I got paid what I asked for on the day.
Can I go back to them nearly nine months later and say I undercharged them? And please remit the shortfall?
In fact, what other business (apart from the revenue, who make up their own laws) can do such a thing? You’d laugh if a restaurant tried it, or a house or car insurer.
How many of these letters go out? How many people pay up meekly?
In my humble opinion, this is the printed version of spam (especially given the extra apostrophe in the plural of ‘cheque’).
Does the person signing these letters ever put themselves in the recipients’ shoes?What do readers think?