And now for this week’s episode of Brian Complains Like a Bitter Old Man (currently in its twenty-fifth season).
Have you ever gotten a bill where the due date says “Due Upon Receipt”? Why do they do this? It’s silly, it’s unhelpful, it doesn’t make any sense.
I get it: they want their money as soon as possible. Everyone wants money as soon as possible. It’s money.
But a due date isn’t for when you want something, it’s for when you need something. That is, it’s the point after which bad things start to happen.
So are they saying that you absolutely must pay the bill as soon as you get it? Of course not (and that would be awfully rude if so).
Can you wait a week to pay it? Almost certainly. Can you wait six months? Almost certainly not. Is there a point between those two extremes where they will start to get upset that you haven’t paid? Yes, and that point is called the due date, and they know when it is, so just tell us when it is.
Rant over. Please continue your day.