Tuesday, April 11, 2006

My Roommate May Be Homicidal

It seems as though The Roommate may have been pushed over the edge by our power company. The other day I received an irate ALL CAPS text message going on and on about how she HATED SMUD (one of the two companies that bills us for electricity or gas or something to do with power). Seems as though the bill was a bit too high for her liking. Especially since our PG&E bill was just about the same price. All to live in a home that is always colder inside than it is outside. Lovely.

I ignored her text message, as I always do, because I do not have the patience or finger dexterity to correspond with people via text messages. When I got home this is what I found:



"This is an anti-SMUD home. Enter with caution if you are a SMUD supporter!!"

This is a board right by the front door and because of its location it is extremely difficult to write on the board in anything but handwriting that looks like a drunk 8 year old got ahold of a marker. But still, tell me this handwriting doesn't send off terror alerts.

Then I went to the kitchen and saw that she had written a little message to SMUD on the bill:

Dem’s fightin’ words. I’m thinking that this is a tremendously effective way of dealing with a major corporation. I’m pretty sure they will change all of their billing practices immediately upon receipt of our bill. It’s very Erin Brockovich of The Roommate, really.

7 comments:

Patricia said...

very effective. i'm thinking your bills will immediately be cut in half. your bills or your power lines, i'm not sure which.

Chunks said...

Maybe your roommate should read your previous post, it might help her!

We try not to mention the power or gas companies in front of my hubby, the rant he goes on would make a hooker blush!

Anonymous said...

SMUD sucks!! I don't blame the naked homeless man who camps out on our doorstep (it is warmer there than inside our home). He was apparently at his limit with the governmental establishments that coerced him into paying hundreds of dollars to barely survive within four walls that society calls 'standard living'. Since when is it standard to fork-out hundreds of dollars for heat, only to continue wearing a scarf and wool socks to bed at night in CALIFORNIA! SMUD sucks! --The roommate

non-smud supporter said...

Roomate, you are too funny. You should send them a picture of the dog in the bill! If it is enough to scare dawn, it will definitely work on them. Do it do it do it I tell you!!

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty high bill for a house with no heat. Trust me, you could hang a side of beef in that house and it wouldn't rot! mom

Dean said...

I'll get the campfire logs ready for when SMUD gets her note and "accidently" shuts you off entirely.

Smores anyone!

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