Before I left to go on holiday last week I gave the local polis control room (Police Scotland) a call just to inform them that my house would be empty for the week I was away. After being transferred from switchboard to advisor, I was informed that they do not take calls of this sort these days?
They seemed to pull up all my details from my mobile phone number and I did not inform them that I was a FAC holder as for the purpose of the call I thought it to be irrevelant. The main reason was to give key holder details to save them any bother should there be a problem and due to the recommendations from them, in years gone by, to let them know what was happening. Rather reluctantly my holiday dates were noted and although the advisor was very polite and courteous, I couldn't help but feel that I'd just wasted their time.
Has anyone else had a similar experience, or indeed, does anyone bother to call in these days or is it just me being over cautious?