The high water bill

You’ve probably received this as an email before, but I hadn’t seen it and it startled a great Saturday morning laugh out of me. Here’s the email text:

Jennifer and Jim kept getting huge water bills. They knew beyond a doubt that the bills weren’t representative of their actual usage, and no matter how they tried to conserve, the high bills continued.

Although they could see nothing wrong, they had everything checked for leaks or problems: first the water meter, then outdoor pipes, indoor pipes,underground pipes, faucets, toilets, washer, ice maker, etc. — all to no avail. One day Jim was sick and stayed home in bed, but kept hearing water running downstairs.

He finally tore himself from his sick bed to investigate, and stumbled onto the cause of such high water bills. Apparently this was happening all day long when they were not at home. Knowing that few would believe him,he taped a segment of the ‘problem’ for posterity.

Click on the link to see why they had a high water bill.

And here’s the link.

8 Responses

  1. Oh the comments that could be made.
    Like, the eternal debate between the sexes, do you leave the toilet seat up or down? I, as an unabashed male, leave the seat down, and the cover down. Why? Does it bother the women in the home? Sorry, don’t care. Leaving the cover down prevents the dogs from drinking out of the toilet.
    The poor homeowner does of course have to pay the water bill.
    One question is, can the cat turn on the computer?
    Maybe that explains the strange web input I’m getting.
    Al

  2. The cat owns the house and you, of course.

  3. They need a pit bull ti keep kitty company.

  4. Toss the cat in there a couple of times – it’ll learn to give the toilet a wide berth.

  5. I thought “there is no way a cat can reach the tank’s handle from the floor.” So I took my 8-pounder (on the small side) and put her feet on the floor and raised her front feet to the handle. SOB, she could reach it easily.

    I hope I didn’t give her any ideas!!

  6. Yet another reason why I dislike cats.

  7. Cats are smart.

  8. Why not just close the bathroom door? (Make sure you know where the cat is first, though.)

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