My parents still couldn’t locate my dad’s mobile today. The doctor’s surgery was closed today, and Find My Device is still telling me that it’s in that general area. He doesn’t have much battery left, so I really hope that they can find it at the doctor’s surgery tomorrow 🤞

I also tried contacting Telstra to figure out what we can do to secure his device in the meantime (if we can do anything at all), but their messaging service is sooo baaad. I felt like I was getting the same message over and over again from them, all from different people, and no one was even bothering to read the messages that I was sending back. I wonder if Telstra still outsources their customer service hotline offshore… I was so happy when the banks moved their services back onshore. Surely they realised just how much of a waste of time and money that was 🙄

So if it’s definitely not at the doctor’s surgery tomorrow, then I’ll ask them to just go to a Telstra shop and cancel it then and there, rather than stuffing around with these useless people online 😒

To add to my woes, I also got an email from the Australian Electoral Commission telling me that they’ve taken me off the electoral roll because I didn’t reply back to them to extend my overseas elector status. And it’s not just my overseas status that they cancelled. They’ve basically taken me off the entire electoral roll, and I didn’t even get a warning. I didn’t get any sort of notification to tell me that I had to action something! FFS 😒 WTAF. Seriously ridiculous. And even if they did send a letter by snail mail, with COVID, who knows where that letter ended up 🤷‍♂️

So I wrote a letter back, as they requested, asking them to reinstate my voter status in Oz. It was the most formal letter that I have written in a lonnnggg time 😆 Well, it was the first letter that I have written in a long time 😂 I could barely remember the structure of a letter, it’s been that long since I’ve actually had to write one!

This uselessness in Oz is definitely something that I DON’T miss!