If you don't what Mensa is then a short explanation is necessary.
Mensa is for those who rejoice in the exercise of the mind. If you enjoy mental challenges and revel in the interplay of ideas, Mensa is an organization that will stretch your mind and expand your horizons.Mensa is an international society that has one - and only one - unique qualification for membership: you must score in the top 2% of the population on a standardized IQ test.
(taken from here)
Once upon a time I was a member of Mensa, but I let my membership lapse .....
Years later I found that Mensa's Irish branch had a website, so I tried emailing them and never got a reply.
I let it pass ....
Time goes by etc., etc.
So a couple of weeks ago I decided that I was going to get this sorted out once and for all.
According to the FAQ on the Irish site:
I was a member of Mensa but my membership lapsed. Do I have to do the test again?
No. Intelligence doesn't degrade enough over time to merit another test. If you can remember your membership number, then you just need to contact the above address and get your membership reinstated.
So I used the contact form on the main UK site (as the Irish chapter is part of British Mensa).
I filled out all my details and clearly stated that I was a former member etc., and waited for an email ....
Needless to say the email never arrived - an envelope franked with their logo did instead. Great! They've found all my details and I'll be able to reactivate my membership!! Woohoo!!
That wasn't what was in the envelope.
Instead of sending me a reply to my specific query they'd sent me their standard promo letter / pack:
"Dear Mr Michele Neylon
Congratulations on taking the first step towards Mensa membership....."
For a High IQ Society they're not the brightest!!
EDIT: I ended up ringing this morning and got it all sorted out in less than 5 minutes...