Tag Archives: Queen of Complaints

From The Archives: A Complaint Email To The Conservative Party

29 Sep

Complaint Letter: No. 19

Conservatives

By Email:

Chris Philp
Queens Park Conservatives
1a Heath Hurst Road
London NW3 2RU
 
7th March 2010

 

Dear Mr Philp
 
Thank you for your recent campaign letter.
 
However, I am listed on the electoral roll as ‘Ms’ not ‘Mrs’, and I find it somewhat old-fashioned (not to mention presumptuous) that someone in your admin department felt obliged to alter my title.
 
As it happens, I am married, but I choose to use my maiden name with the ‘Ms’ for the reason that men do not have their marital status mentioned in their title, therefore why should I? 
 
I would expect this sort of presumptuous grammar from an estate agent’s mail-out, not from a political party trying to attract new voters. 
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Yours sincerely 
Ingrid Stone
 

The Response (by email):

 

Dear Ms Stone
 
I am very sorry for our mistake, the database that we use is directly from the electoral role (sic), but sometimes there are mistakes made.
 
I have changed your title on the electoral register.
 
Sincere Apologies
Chris Philp
Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn
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There’s The i-Player. And Then There Is The i-Complaint Player

17 Sep

The Queen Of Complaints is delighted to unveil her all-new i-Complaint Player.

Click on the telly if you dare…

 

i-Complaint Player

 

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15 Jan

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Letters Of A Dissatisfied Woman

“The Queen Of Complaints”

– The Daily Mail

Ingrid Stone is a seasoned complainer. She wrote her first complaint letter at the age of eight and over the years has complained about everything from can-openers that should be renamed can’t-openers to cocoa powder that tastes like bad breath.

Every letter is genuine.

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