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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by sparks » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:47 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Is the sewer not working or are you merely in a position of not paying?
Sewer is working just fine AFAIK.

They have not been billing me. I figured I had better get their minds right so that at some point in the future I won't be charged thousands of dollars in retroactive billing.
You are a more honest man than me. If a cash register person hands me back too much change I will tell them because I know they will catch shit at the very least when their cash register comes up short. This has happened to me before. But if a large impersonal bureaucracy forgot to send me a bill, I think I would just pretend not to notice. Does that make me a bad person?
Yes Anax: By refusing to pay your sewer bill, some kids in Africa will have to go without shitting for a week! Think of the childrenz!!
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:45 pm

sparks wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Is the sewer not working or are you merely in a position of not paying?
Sewer is working just fine AFAIK.

They have not been billing me. I figured I had better get their minds right so that at some point in the future I won't be charged thousands of dollars in retroactive billing.
You are a more honest man than me. If a cash register person hands me back too much change I will tell them because I know they will catch shit at the very least when their cash register comes up short. This has happened to me before. But if a large impersonal bureaucracy forgot to send me a bill, I think I would just pretend not to notice. Does that make me a bad person?
Yes Anax: By refusing to pay your sewer bill, some kids in Africa will have to go without shitting for a week! Think of the childrenz!!
This guy has gone 33 days.
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:22 pm

You will all be amused to learn that another month has gone by without a sewer fee. Why is this? Because the billing is handled by Cleveland Water, and Cleveland Water, in the person of a district supervisor, has determined that our area is not on their service map. I get the water bill, sure, but as far as sewer is concerned, we aren't on the map, and unless we're on the map, they can't process the billing, because our sewers drain into a suburban system, and that suburb has to do some unknown thing to get us on the service map.

I advised them that we will not accept returns on any of the merchandise we've been shipping.
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:04 am

Well, you might want to keep notes if possible in case you need them later. (when you called them, who you spoke to, what they said, etc.)
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Boss Paul » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:32 am

Get to work.
Get the wax outta your ears!

You call the Captain "Captain!"

And you call the rest of us "Boss," you hear?!

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Post by Pyrrho » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:35 am

Got our first sewer bill today! :hyper:

Yes, they billed us for the past 4 months.
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Boss Higgins » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:21 am

Boss Paul says you wasn't happy with your bill!

That you was complainin'!
Boss Paul says you wasn't happy with your job! That you was complainin'!

Well, we're goin' to give you a chance to think about it!

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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:39 am

I sure did complain! Throw me in the box here, Boss!

There is this "wastewater billing fee" they tacked on. So we get billed for the water when it comes in, get billed for when the water goes out, and get billed for getting billed.

How the bureaucracy feeds itself.
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:54 am

Pyrrho wrote:I sure did complain! Throw me in the box here, Boss!

There is this "wastewater billing fee" they tacked on. So we get billed for the water when it comes in, get billed for when the water goes out, and get billed for getting billed.

How the bureaucracy feeds itself.
Next month they'll tack on the 'Complaint Line Usage Fee'.

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Post by Pyrrho » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:29 pm

Surprised there isn't a sales tax.
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by sparks » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:10 pm

Patience my friend, patience.
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:30 am

There was a statement made by a Cleveland Water exec some time ago..."People have been using less water, so we had to raise the rates."
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by sparks » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:13 pm

Wow. Just wow.
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Witness » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:04 am

sparks wrote:Wow. Just wow.
Ah, sparks, always the optimist:
BP claims an oil spill off Australia's coast would be a 'welcome boost' to local economies

Coastal towns would benefit from an oil spill in the pristine Great Australian Bight because the clean up would boost their economies, energy giant BP has claimed as part of its controversial bid to drill in the sensitive marine zone.

BP, which has since withdrawn the drilling plan, also told a federal government agency that a diesel spill would be considered “socially acceptable”.

BP made the statements in an environment plan submitted to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority in March 2016.

The company had been seeking to drill two wells off the South Australian coast, raising fears of an environmental disaster akin to BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
http://www.watoday.com.au/federal-polit ... 4z867.html

(Sorry to be somewhat off-topic in Pyrrho's thread.)

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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by sparks » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:14 am

These people are fucking nuts.
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:32 am

Witness wrote:
BP claims an oil spill off Australia's coast would be a 'welcome boost' to local economies

Coastal towns would benefit from an oil spill in the pristine Great Australian Bight because the clean up would boost their economies,
An excellent example of the broken window fallacy.

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Post by Witness » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:11 pm

Rob Lister wrote:An excellent example of the broken window fallacy.
Hey, thanks, you made me discover Bastiat, 'twas about time. :oops:

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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:16 am

Quotes are in for getting what's left of the dirt out of Boss Shorty's yard. THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS

I'm going to dig it out myself here, Boss.
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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Boss Paul » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:07 am

Get to work.
Get the wax outta your ears!

You call the Captain "Captain!"

And you call the rest of us "Boss," you hear?!

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Re: Pyrrho!

Post by Boss Kean » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:07 am

Backslidin'!
What's your dirt doin' in my ditch?