I called the billing lady and asked if I could photocopy and mail the receipt.
"Oh, that will take too long. Just fax it," she said.
"The one thing I don''t have is a working fax machine," I said.
"Oh. Well... I guess you'll have to photocopy it. Maybe you could find someone who has a fax machine?"
I said I'd try and called mneme. He was sure our fax machine did work, or could be made to, but pointed out that it is also a scanner.
"So, you can scan the document and email it. You could probably scan it right to the computer, but it may be easier just to use aan SD card."
"Okay," I said, "but please talk me through this."
"Sure. Get an SD card and -- wait a minute. You have a digital camera."
The billing lady was delighted at the idea of my emailing her a picture of the receipt, and she gave me an email address. The next day, I confirmed that she'd received the email, and she said that the photo was very clear. By the afternoon, the records had been updated.
Ah, the 21st century.