Posted: 02/09/2016 at 10:21
Karen, the meter men are a private firm they get paid by the number of meters they read and how far they travel. I would see them call at a couple of houses a week later back to a couple more then again, it would be reading meters for different suppliers but what a waste when they could have done all the road in one. My meters are on the outside wall in boxes they could read them without my help, now they are in constant radio touch with my supplier and I can see on line my daily use. All meters will be changed to that method over the next few years.
I had cold charity callers yesterday, a gang of students who get paid by each person they sign up to pay monthly through the bank. My approach is to add 10 years to my age and tell them truthfully I already pay to five charities of my own choosing, that is normally all it takes and we part on friendly terms.
The ones I hate are the young people who turn up with some put on stammer or other disability asking you to buy cleaning gear. I lie saying my Daughter does all my shopping I do not carry money, shut the gate as you go as the dog is in the garden somewhere, they usually vanish fast and the stagger and stammer go.