I was wrong, you can’t fight City Hall. We received our third ‘adjusted’ water bill (with a late fee) and spoke with yet another person at the County offices, who was rude and said to David,”Are you going to pay this bill or what?” The employee who had been so kind to me when I talked with her, was away, probably on her seasonal vacation.
So I suggested to David we pay the bill, NOW. “Write a check today,” I said. I don’t want to think about it anymore.
All this makes me wonder how others cope with injustice. The largest part of the bill is sewer..over $600. Now if part of the problem was me watering the garden, how could the sewer bill be twice as high, or 2/3 of the bill? Besides, the county admitted it erred with the initial reading by an employee but they still insist we used the water. The county employees who checked the meter which reads water usage told me we had a lower reading two weeks ago than in August. The county representative told me they had billed for a longer period than one quarter (a half year) when they issued the slightly reduced second bill. The third bill includes service through December 31, 2013. Duh!!
Anyone who thinks government is the solution must be unaware of how bad it can get if you find yourself embroiled in this kind of government SNAFU. God help those who have had their insurance affected by the new health care law, and/or had a raw deal from the IRS.
I am now trying to find things to be grateful for…to have an attitude of gratitude.
1/ I am grateful the bus that pulled out in front of me this morning didn’t hit me.
2/ I am grateful I am retired and no longer commute to work. I realized yesterday as we drove my old commuter route that the traffic outside the Beltway is three times worse than it was when I was driving to DC every day.
3/ I am grateful I have been able to get to the pool three times this week, or will have done when I attend the class on Friday. My hip is doing well, although my knee and back are both painful.
4/ I am grateful David finally got the lights up around the front door. They are beautiful energy-saving LED lights. Squirrels ate the lights we had strung last year (not kidding).
5/ Last but not least, I am grateful for friends who leave kind messages on my blog day after day.
Michelle over at Nature Notes may link this post to the weekly meme. The Nature Notes link is in the blogroll at left.