Do you remember the times when we used to get 30 days to pay a bill? I'm not sure if that was an official rule or just a "gentlemen's handshake" thing?
Last week I received my monthly phone bill from Spark, and from the time that bill landed in my letterbox to the close-off date for payment, it was eight days.
It doesn't help that New Zealand Post now only delivers mail three days a week. I do understand that people aren't writing letters much anymore.
I suppose the time will come when I only get a couple of days in which to pay my bills. If I'm on holiday I may miss out completely. If I'm between paydays, I may be financially embarrassed. Goodness, I may have to end up with automatic payments, via the internet?
Pity, because I love being a holdout rebel.