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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:20 pm

Either this guy got hosed by the gas company or he cooked 80 gazillion hamburgers...:-b

Yahoo! News wrote:ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Lewis Miller joked with his son as he opened his gas bill that the amount likely would give him a heart attack. Then, he saw that The Energy Cooperative of Newark had billed him $8,095 for the first nine days of service on his new account for his apartment.

"I thought I was just going to lay down and die," Miller said. He then had an anxious weekend because he received the bill Friday and couldn't get a hold of the gas company until Monday.

When Miller reached the Energy Cooperative, the error was corrected.

Brian Byrd, a spokesman for the utility, said the company apologized to Miller for its mistake.

"These things are very rare, but they can happen," Byrd said.

The company suspects that a contractor mixed up or misread the numbers while taking a reading of Miller's meter. The information is downloaded into a computer that checks for billing errors by looking at what a customer was charged in the past. Since Miller's account was new, there was nothing to compare it to, Byrd said.
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Postby mutantseabass » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:26 pm

Thats what happens when you have a dyslexic gas man. 8-o

There was a story here about a lady who recieved a $7000 water bill and the house was vacant for the 3 months of the bill. People just dont care about their jobs anymore it seems.
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Postby josebach » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:31 pm

This reminds me of a townhouse I lived in during college. One of the hands on the meter was off, so one month our utility bill was $100 and the next month it would be $300. It was SUCH a pain in the a$$.
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Postby knapplc » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:33 pm

How much do you want to bet that if he had paid that bill without asking questions the gas company wouldn't ever have acknowledged their mistake?
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Postby moonhead » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:35 pm

knapplc wrote:How much do you want to bet that if he had paid that bill without asking questions the gas company wouldn't ever have acknowledged their mistake?


$8,095 is the wager.
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Postby awwchrist » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:39 pm

dude had gas problems.
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Postby Canadian Seahawk » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:37 pm

awwchrist wrote:dude had gas problems.



so do I........oh that kind.....never mind :*)
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Postby Homeless » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:35 pm

Damn the man!
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Postby MadScott » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:23 pm

8-o That was just the first nine days! Just imagine if they had billed the entire month.
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Postby WickedSmaat » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:02 am

I remember a news story from a couple months ago. Where the energy company had messed up when reading a guys meter. He had payed it for like 4 years. They ended up reimbursing him like $3k even though they only had to reimburse him $1k by law. It was kind of wierd and freaky to think that. But who am I to say, my energy bill is about $25 a month :-b
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