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My wife is a negotiatin' mofo!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gjk5, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    We bought this house 2 years ago and found it was serviced by a different utility company. No biggie right?


    A month or so ago I see one of the bills laying there (wife pays all the bills) and I'm bored and start looking at it and realize, holy chit, no gas being billed.

    I call GV Rural and ask and they say, hey we only provide electrical......


    We have gas heat and hot water.:eek1:


    So I start shatting bricks, 2 years of accumulated gas bills somewhere out there waiting to bite me in the arse. I call and leave a message with Excel for someone to pull their heads out and figure out why I haven't been billed.

    They finally called back today and my wife answers and tells them that not only do we have copies of the paperwork we filled out at closing switching the utilities into our name(which, granted means we should have also noticed then), but that she's pissed that we're now gonna have this big lump sum due, and wants to know how much we owe.

    The Excel lady apologizes and says they thought the house was vacant (? but still using loads of gas?) and says we owe them $1980:doah:

    Wifey goes into hagglelicious mode and has her down to $1100 in about five minutes, she comes out of her office ten minutes later with a big grin on her face.......




    $500, spread over the next 12 months on our new bill with no interest or penalties and an apology from Excel.

    Damn I love this woman.
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    That'll get your attention quick.

    Wife Power!
    Wife Power!
    Wife Power!

    :D
     
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    That is awesome.
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    When we moved into our house we were unaware that we hooked up to city sewer. No one told us anything about it it wasn't on the papers. None of our neighbors payed anything for it. We called the city we live in and they said no we don't have sewers out there. Didn't even think that we were on a different citys sewer. Now three of my neighbors have sold thier houses and moved. Well thats when this city went holy crap we have all this houses hooking up to our sewer and no one is telling us. Still paying on that one.
     
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    So what kind of toy is she going to buy with the savings?
     
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    $1500 savings? i believe that's Sybian territory. :haha:
     
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    Dear God. I should have picked my words more carefully.:doah: :haha: :haha:
     
  8. gjk5

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    Maybe I should split it with her and I can get an AR-15 and she can get a half a sybian.
     
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    i dunno, i would think the sybian would be more entertaining.
     
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    Kinda leaves me out of the equation though doesn't it??:D
     
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    not necesarily
     

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