Friday, December 06, 2013

The ice has arrived. I’d hoped that the stuff would give us a pass and bother parts south.  I’m pretty sure, given the warnings, that we’re receiving the wrap around effects. Maybe they’ll be short lived.

Scam or no Scam?

As solicitation letters go, it looked pretty official. Perhaps even from your local government.

Homeowners throughout Kansas, including in the Wichita area, received the letter in the mail this week imploring them to buy a water service line plan that would help cover costs of any repairs.

It came complete with a label with the homeowners’ address for their convenience and detailed reasons why buying the plan was important. A tri-fold pamphlet spelled out the homeowner’s “responsibilities.”

But the letter wasn’t from the city of Wichita or any other local government. It was from HomeServe USA Repair Management, a Connecticut company trying to sell the plans.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/12/05/3161037/city-officials-water-service-line.html#storylink=cpy

If you’re as short sighted as I then perhaps you’d believe Scam. I mean Conn is a Blue state isn’t it? and blue states are convinced bigger is better, right?

Heh.

Given the way government is intruding into everything above, upon and beneath the earth,  anything is possible.

Of course, one need look for the price tag to be certain – to include signing away one’s personal rights to everything above, upon and beneath the earth.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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