- Bluenoser wrote:
- ... these examples are A) hilarious B) happen to long term residents at least once every six months ....We would however welcome the 21st century sooner than later.
sometimes the .."HILARIOUS" borders on " INSANE"
Go figure and chuckle...
About four years ago, after water/sewer co introduced credit card pmt I used my U$ card and PREPAID U$100.00 for my water account
Charge appeared on my credit card statement and because I didn't receive my water bills regularly I didn't worry about my water
THEN I RECEIVED OFFICIAL RATHER THREATENING LTR FROM WATER CO, STATING THAT MY WATER WILL BE SHUT-OFF,
PENALTY OF $50 WILL BE ADDED TO MY BILL AND THERE WILL BE $300.00 RE-CONNECTING FEE APPLIED WHEN I DECIDE TO BE RECONNECTED!
Boom , basta, final!
To make the story short, I kept e-mailing, writing letters, providing proof from my credit card co re pmt - no luck!
I kept using water, didn't pay any bills, penalty kept increasing... until about three years later when I received out of nowhere my water bill stating:
AMOUNT PAYABLE :....- $600.00! (READ MINUS $600.00)
I called and inquired what that meant and was told that I had " OVER-PAYMENT OF $600.00 !!
After some five, perhaps ten phone-calls, many e-mails to water co, I gave up, accepted this "gift of stupidity, and moved on...
I still water my lawn from "credit" created perhaps by the same idiot who wrote threatening letters with $300.00 penalties..
they never explained the "disappearance of my credit card $100 payment, or $300 penalty, nor "re-connection fees"
YOU LOOSE SOME, YOU WIN SOME
p.s. I lived thru much longer and even more hilarious encounter with tax dpt where I was told that I "OWED MORE THAN $9000.00, (yes nine thousand dollars for "past tax years" when my house was occupied/registered by previous owner/builder)
poor sucker never lived there, never occupied the house, but some idiot in "inland revenue dpt" felt that the builder/ now myself owed the $9000.00!!
It took five years to resolve, but I DIDN'T PAY A PENNY!
KALIK IS COLD, WATER IS WARM, HEY LIFE'S GREAT!