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    Andy Guest

    Default OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.

    OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.

    A week ago I come home from somewhere and a metal vertical conduit to my
    inside electric meter had been installed without permission. It's the
    electric co's convenience measure so they don't have to open the shed to
    get a reading. A point and click from the street wireless thing.

    So, OK... every other utility has done that but... the conduit stuck out
    in contrast to the color of my house paint. Pissed me off!

    Then, just today, while I was out again, I came back home and the
    conduit had been carefully painted to match the house paint color.

    The BUMS!!!

    Andy
    Full o' mac'n'cheese'n' tuna'n'guac
    I fart in your direction! --Monty Python


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.

    On Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:13:08 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.
    >
    > A week ago I come home from somewhere and a metal vertical conduit to my
    > inside electric meter had been installed without permission. It's the
    > electric co's convenience measure so they don't have to open the shed to
    > get a reading. A point and click from the street wireless thing.
    >
    > So, OK... every other utility has done that but... the conduit stuck out
    > in contrast to the color of my house paint. Pissed me off!
    >
    > Then, just today, while I was out again, I came back home and the
    > conduit had been carefully painted to match the house paint color.
    >
    > The BUMS!!!
    >

    Wow! I haven't heard a story like that before.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:13:08 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.
    >>
    >> A week ago I come home from somewhere and a metal vertical conduit to
    >> my inside electric meter had been installed without permission. It's
    >> the electric co's convenience measure so they don't have to open the
    >> shed to get a reading. A point and click from the street wireless
    >> thing.
    >>
    >> So, OK... every other utility has done that but... the conduit stuck
    >> out in contrast to the color of my house paint. Pissed me off!
    >>
    >> Then, just today, while I was out again, I came back home and the
    >> conduit had been carefully painted to match the house paint color.
    >>
    >> The BUMS!!!
    >>

    > Wow! I haven't heard a story like that before.



    sf,

    Yeah, it was quite unexpected. I didn't think they'd have done that. I'm
    usually pretty good about before and after photographs but for some
    reason, it didn't sound a photo opportunity alarm.

    Best,

    Andy

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.

    On Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:13:08 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.
    >
    > A week ago I come home from somewhere and a metal vertical conduit to my
    > inside electric meter had been installed without permission. It's the
    > electric co's convenience measure so they don't have to open the shed to
    > get a reading. A point and click from the street wireless thing.
    >
    > So, OK... every other utility has done that but... the conduit stuck out
    > in contrast to the color of my house paint. Pissed me off!
    >
    > Then, just today, while I was out again, I came back home and the
    > conduit had been carefully painted to match the house paint color


    So you're saying you live in a shed ?!?!?

    -sw

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    Krypsis Guest

    Default Re: OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.

    On 24/03/2011 1:11 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:13:08 -0500, Andy wrote:
    >
    >> OT: While you were out: Elec. Co.
    >>
    >> A week ago I come home from somewhere and a metal vertical conduit to my
    >> inside electric meter had been installed without permission. It's the
    >> electric co's convenience measure so they don't have to open the shed to
    >> get a reading. A point and click from the street wireless thing.
    >>
    >> So, OK... every other utility has done that but... the conduit stuck out
    >> in contrast to the color of my house paint. Pissed me off!
    >>
    >> Then, just today, while I was out again, I came back home and the
    >> conduit had been carefully painted to match the house paint color

    >
    > So you're saying you live in a shed ?!?!?
    >
    > -sw


    He possibly meant the "Meter Box".
    Maybe he lives in a meter box? That'd be a new twist and would make for
    interesting cooking attempts.

    Krypsis





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