Thursday, March 13, 2014
You Can't Win For Losing
Our winter has been colder and more cold days in a row then normal so I ran my central heat more. I was expecting a larger then normal bill, but when it came last week I had a $13.00 credit on it. How can this be? Will it be like one time I received my telephone bill indicating I was paid up for three months? I knew I wasn't, I just pay what I owe every month. When I called them they told me, no mam, you sent us a check for thus amount. By the time I finished talking to them I was convinced I was losing it. They eventually found their mistake but hardly admitted it. Anyway I'm feeling pretty good about not receiving a large power bill. A little ahead for a change? Today John and I (with me driving my truck) are cruising along a street near our house when I see red lights flashing in my rearview mirror. I pulled over to the side and the policeman directs me to a parking lot which was my doctor's office. Wow! I just felt like my doctor and all his staff must be peering out the window. How embarrassing, more like the waiting patients were looking. I've done it before trying to see if anyone I know is getting a ticket. I'm digging for drivers license and proof of insurance as he walks up to my window and asks "did you know you were doing 42 miles an hour in a 35 miles an hour speed limit"? Gee I'm thinking those fast cars that drive on my tail on this street everyday and can't you see I have white hair? Then he ask me if I was in a hurry to get somewhere. No just going home. I didn't tell him I was going home to take a nap like all good old people do. So I'll be seeing the judge on the 4th of April to pay out what I saved on my electricity probably.