Saturday, June 20, 2009

Haiku 062009

waves of water
from the lawn sprinkler...
surfing robin


Recently, we read the following:

NBC Washington: “99-Year-Old's Water Bill Jumps Almost 4000%” by Matthew Stabley

“Stop complaining about your utility bills. Jeannette Cohen's water bill jumped almost 4000 percent.

“The 99-year-old northwest Washington woman insists it must be a mistake. Usually, her water bill is $30. In March, she did a double take.

" ‘I got my usual bill and opened the envelope and looked at the amount,’ she said. ‘Huh? I looked again.’

“It was $1,181.

“Cohen complained and had plumbers check her house twice. Usually, she uses about 3,000 gallons of water per month. D.C. Water and Sewer Authority's records show that 139,876 gallons went into her house that month, and they insist she must pay for them.

" ‘It's just so obvious that, as the plumber said, You couldn't use that much water,' she told News4's Tom Sherwood….”


And we thought:

… Not if Cohen's in fact one of Cheney's new sub-contractors – for secret off-site waterboarding assignments… =)

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