Thursday, March 08, 2012
today is the dreaded bill-paying day. It still amazes me how just those ten or twelve little envelopes can contain over $10,000!!! That is only half of the bills too. I shiver when the credit card bills come. Our heating bill is s-l-o-w-l-y coming down,, in increments of $20..
MY bill however, still had an estimated gas amount!
My gas meter is in the front of my home, next to the front porch, with two foot space to walk between bushes and porch. I have lived in this house for almost 28 years and nobody has ever NOT been able to fit in that space and read that meter!! They have totally ignored our whole house and skipped our place to read everybody Else's meter thousands of times,, put a card in my door while DD was standing right in the window one foot away from them, so I had to read my own meter!!!
When I received my bill last week, I also got a letter in a separate envelope, telling me that they estimated my gas bill because: and left a blank space, so I called there today and she told me it is because there is no room to get in to read the meter. I told her how big I am, that I trim the bushes in summer, that if I can fit in there, anybody can!! and if the meter reader is bigger than I am, then I apologize and I will yank the whole bush out before the next reading,, She apologized to me, left a note that they should try again,,(har har)..
I felt a wonderful sense of relief when handing the bills to DD to put in mailbox. She returned with yesterday's mail that had two more bills in it. Normally that is not a big issue, but one of them is mom's pharmacy bill,, again,, last month I thought it was bad because they charged her full price on everything, disregarding the fact that her insurance coverage from the County(Dad was a deputy) changed to a new company and card. Last month I sat and made phone calls, faxed this and that, made copies, of everything, documented it all,, filed everything.. ta-da!! This month the bill is even higher!! $650!!!
Back I go to the telephone to the same person that I dealt with 2/10/12,, not even a month ago!! LUNCH HOUR OF COURSE!!
Their level of incompetence is surpassed only by their audacity to be surprised that anybody is upset that they messed it up yet again!!!!!!!!!!!
So, I sit here, my mantra is "Serenity now, Serenity now...... no high BP for me..
For less than two cents, I would answer the phone and speak only in Spanish,, no, , but it is a wicked thought.. one more stair-step up that ladder to heaven, I hope,, wonder how many there are,, I would like to do double-duty and just leap up about fifty of them today,,,
Mom's bills account for 3/4 of them,, now I am getting used to handling such huge amounts of $$ each month,, should have been an accountant..