The $27,933.55 Gas Bill

Michelle Stevens was shocked to open her mail and see People’s Gas bill for $27,933.55

Unless she paid in full, the notice threatened to shut off her gas. As an afterthought, the bottom of the bill read, “Good news. Natural gas prices are lower than last year…”

It seems a recent meter reading of 00000 was the culprit. People’s Gas had assumed that Stevens had used so much gas that she caused the numbers to overflow back to their starting number. Graciously, they agreed to send out another meter man to check again.

She says she’s learned her lesson, though. The next time a meter dude stops by, she vows to , “to take my own reading, and we’ll compare numbers.”

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