So It's no secret that I use alot of power.
Anyway, I had a payment arrangement with Detroit Edison when we went way overboard this summer, and every time they schedule it for some impossible thing where I pay like 3 times in the first month (Once for that month's power, once to start the agreement, and then the first payment).
I might as well not have the agreement at all. Where the hell do they expect me to come up with the money? I'd happily pay interest if they'd come up with something that wasn't totally assinine.
This time I was prepared, and was waiting for the little payment coupon slips that come in the mail (The 2nd payment arrangement was defaulted because I wrote a check a few dollars short by accident.) So my 3rd was arranged, and I had to pay 50% of the bill right then and there, pulling strings. They said if I screw this up, I can't arrange again for another 6 months. They never sent me the damn coupons. How the hell am I supposed to pay you without knowing the amount and the address? Huh? Well, they said "That's your problem" and put me in default -AGAIN-.
So there goes another large sum of money to keep the power on. I don't know what the point of these agreements are when they end them damn near arbitrarily.
But I have power. For now, at least.
Then I get back to the store, and this chick was backing out of the parking lot, and backs straight into my front bumper (not the fender, but backs straight into my car). She wasn't even looking. Fortunately it was bumper to bumper and everything was okay, but it pissed me off because if she was looking where she was going when she backed out (she had about 30 feet of room when she started backing out) she wouldn't have hit me. Stupid people make me angry.
Someone else step in my way today, please. Give me a reason to start building a body count. Argh!
6 thoughts on “Fuck you Detroit Edison”
Dude – You should really look into getting an apartment where power is included.
In the summer, I've used enough power where the bill was 75% of my rent. I don't think I'd last long, or I'd end up paying for it anyways, just in a way I couldn't control.
It might be a decent enough deal for people who don't use amounts of power that I do.
I used 1774 KWH last month, and we didn't run the air conditioner, and heat is included and comes from a boiler downstairs.
Today is the day for unbridled anger, I feel.
Lemme know when you want to set up a remote site in my living room closet.
That's actually not a joke. It's a walk in closet that could actually house a 7' rack. There's no electricity in it, but that's why god invented extension cords. Since my electric is included, you'd have access to power and my comcast connection. If you have a couple of boxes you seldom need physical access to it's an option.
The only issue is the connectivity. I can't stand comcast cable modems. They've been screwy with IPSEC tunnels, (which I'd probably want and use), they require you to DHCP to keep your IP address, and the problem is that when the IP changes, it takes forever for DNS changes to propogate.
If that weren't an issue, I would do it in an instant.