One shocked meter reader

Not that I think about this much, but meter readers must run into situations when they can’t do their jobs — for example, when a mean dog is roaming around the backyard.Last Saturday I found a note from The Gas Company hanging on my screen door, explaining why they couldn’t read my meter that day.

If I had to bet, I’d say this was one of their more unique explanations…

The “dead animal” was a possum — a big one.

When I first saw the dead possum, it grossed me out, but when I came back inside, read the notice again and saw the words “Just to let you know…” and the three exclamation points, I had to laugh because that must have been one shocked meter reader!

Lucky for me it was Saturday, so the SEAACA was open and picked up the dead critter while I was out.


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