Nice F'ing Timing

So I come home from picking up some groceries so I'll have food when I get home from surgery this weekend, and I see there's a dude messing around with my gas meter… I'm like, “what are you doing”, and he replies that he's disconnecting my gas, which of course means no hot water…

I tell him my bill is 100% up to date and this has to be some mix up, and that I'm going in for surgery in the morning so it's extremely important that this not happen. He tells me that he doesn't have any choice, but that if my bill is paid up, they'll reconnect me this afternoon so I shouldn't worry about it. So he turns off the gas and leaves.

I call up the gas company's collections service, and they confirm that my bill not only has no past due amount, but that it actually has a zero balance (because one of the things I do before surgery is make sure that everything is totally paid), and that this is an administrative error, either due to my bank or due to them. Either way, they show my account as totally paid up and owing nothing. However, they don't have any appointments left today, nor do they have any tomorrow morning, so they can't reconnect my hot water before my surgery.

So not only do I have to find somewhere else to crash tonight so I can have a shower before surgery (so I won't be reachable by either computer or phone), but Phil also won't be able to work tomorrow afternoon on BME stuff because I need him to stay here to wait for their reconnect people because they have to have someone here, otherwise I have no hot water when I get home from the hospital… Very, very irritating… Real nice…

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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