Thursday, March 24, 2011
3 days ago we woke up to no internet. I felt sure it would soon be restored after all I had paid the bill in good time. The last time our internet got cut off was when mercy me I had not paid a bill I had not gotten. But a message flashed on our screen several times and the jist of it was "You are about to have your internet cut off". So I went to the Megacable bldg. or the "YOO YOO" place as I affectionately call it, snort! They have the words YOO YOO repetively up on the outside wall. After a lot of hassle they agreed to take the money owed though I said "You need to send a bill" and they said they did. I did get the bill about 4 days later. Anyway the computer churned out that we owed such and such an amount and I paid it and by later we had the internet back. The fellow made sure I knew that the bill should be paid by the 20th of each month wether we got a bill or not. Okay!! This time I paid the bill at a corner store which they assure you is the same as paying at the big bldg. In plenty of time too (we did get a bill 3 days before it had to be paid) so I felt smug that it was all taken care of. The day after the internet went down without warning again I went to the YOO YOO bldg. and this time I said "Here is the bill all paid in plenty of time". She let me know that the store hadn't informed them. Oh, Crap! There doesn't seem to be any reconnection charge, Thank Dog.
We went through this with the electric bill as well recently (no boring details) We had one very hot night with no fans or A/C available and then found where to pay it.
In Canada you get about 2 mos. notice to pay before they cut off any utility. I can pay them online too which is fantastic. It makes me a little crazy to have to outwit the utility co. each month but that is how I feel. Now when anyone mentions the utilitys we both say" When you get your bill run right over there and pay it and it might already be too late if you are not lucky."