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Donger
08-21-2008, 05:51 PM
Okay, I'm a geek, but I read the meters on my house every 15 days. A week ago, I noticed that my electric meter was not working (the disc thingy was not spinning) and the reading was the same as last time I read it. Of course, service has not been interrupted.

What would you do?

1) Pretend you didn't know.

2) Call the power company and tell them?

Thanks!

JASONSAUTO
08-21-2008, 05:52 PM
throw a party, have everyone over leave ALL the lights on ac running doors open....
need more suggestions?

Jenson71
08-21-2008, 05:52 PM
Call the power company.

blueballs
08-21-2008, 05:53 PM
block access with an inflatable pool

Skip Towne
08-21-2008, 05:54 PM
Wait and let them find it. They will want you to pay an average of what you have been using. I had that happen.

irishjayhawk
08-21-2008, 05:55 PM
Call the power company.

Why on earth would you do that?

Capitalize on mistakes.

rockymtnchief
08-21-2008, 05:55 PM
The power company owns everything from their office to that meter. You are responsible for everything AFTER it. It's their fault if it's broke. Enjoy the free power!

Joie
08-21-2008, 05:56 PM
3). I would not have noticed because I have never looked at our electric meter

DaFace
08-21-2008, 05:59 PM
Wasn't there a thread on here a while back about a dude fighting his electric company due to his meter breaking and them sticking it to him six months later on estimated usage or something like that?

Tell the company.

Jenson71
08-21-2008, 06:00 PM
Why on earth would you do that?

Capitalize on mistakes.

Because it's the honest thing to do. And I'm perfect.

irishjayhawk
08-21-2008, 06:03 PM
Because it's the honest thing to do. And I'm perfect.

The honest thing to do is not look at meters. :Poke:

Rain Man
08-21-2008, 06:20 PM
Is there any chance that your wife was abducted temporarily by aliens, during which time she discovered their advanced power production technologies and then applied them to your house?

Scorp
08-21-2008, 06:22 PM
Don't worry Donger the electric company will average your last 3 months and bill you that amount. Don't think for a minute that they won't get paid.

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-21-2008, 06:22 PM
Wasn't there a thread on here a while back about a dude fighting his electric company due to his meter breaking and them sticking it to him six months later on estimated usage or something like that?

Tell the company.
What he said. If they have to estimate the usage, someone is going to get ****ed, and it isn't going to be the power company.

Donger
08-21-2008, 06:27 PM
Okay, I called them. They just read it a few days ago and we used 13 kWh last month. Last year we used 1400. Since I was a good citizen, they are not to going to estimate. I just have to pay for the 13 kWh.

The guy actually said, "I hope you cranked your A/C!" Which, of course, I did not.

DeezNutz
08-21-2008, 06:34 PM
Okay, I called them. They just read it a few days ago and we used 13 kWh last month. Last year we used 1400. Since I was a good citizen, they are not to going to estimate. I just have to pay for the 13 kWh.

The guy actually said, "I hope you cranked your A/C!" Which, of course, I did not.

Look at you getting rewarded.

Phobia
08-21-2008, 06:40 PM
Okay, I called them. They just read it a few days ago and we used 13 kWh last month. Last year we used 1400. Since I was a good citizen, they are not to going to estimate. I just have to pay for the 13 kWh.

The guy actually said, "I hope you cranked your A/C!" Which, of course, I did not.
Good for you. That was the right thing to do.

Donger
08-21-2008, 06:44 PM
The kid also said, "Do you really read your electric meter every 15 days?"

Me: "Yes."

Kid: "Do you live alone?"

Me: "WTF?"

Valiant
08-21-2008, 07:03 PM
The kid also said, "Do you really read your electric meter every 15 days?"

Me: "Yes."

Kid: "Do you live alone?"

Me: "WTF?"

Well I would wonder if you had a social disorder also if I were him..

StcChief
08-21-2008, 08:32 PM
not cranking the AC Al Gore is proud your doing your part to conserve and be a good doobie to the Planet :) .... while his mansion costs a fortune to run.

cdcox
08-21-2008, 08:38 PM
The kid also said, "Do you really read your electric meter every 15 days?"

Me: "Yes."

Kid: "Do you live alone?"

Me: "WTF?"

LMAO