Monday, February 1, 2010

Horse Pucky Award of the Week: Utility Companies

That's it! I've had it! The Rochester Gas and Electric Company sends out bills that a Harvard Law grad can't understand. I took a good look at the charges on my utility bill for the month and had some serious questions. After talking with RG&E, I decided to give them the Horse Pucky Award of the Week.

What in the name of all that is holy does the following mean: ?????????????

On My Bill, Under Natural Gas Delivery Charges

1. Delivery charge for next December: $6.47

Next December!?!? We may be moving to a warmer climate by then or I may be in an urn, whichever comes first. (At my age, I like living in the moment.) Because of the high heat temperatures during the cremation process I'm sure RG&E will figure out a way to bill me until the year 3000 and beyond.

2. Next January!?!? Delivery charge for next January: $8.52

Same as December with one exception. Why is it more costly in January than December? Must be the therms or perms or whatever they use to determine their pricing.

3. NY state assessment: $1.40

Required by NY state law in order to fund our NY State government "leaders" so they can go on a Caribbean vacation. Read page 5 of your Rochester Gas and Electric bill. It's very informative.

Just the supply charge for the gas portion of my bill this month is $64.94, with actual gas usage priced at $31.18! At those prices, I'm going to figure out how to bottle and supply my own gas. Maybe I'll have beans and Brussels sprouts for dinner.

Until I eat enough gaseous food, I'm going to send Rochester Gas and Electric the Horse Pucky Award of the week sans the gift bag.

Keep in mind, I haven't even touched on the electric portion of my bill yet.

3 comments:

lightly said...

you have been ripped off 7 ways from sunday and only now you notice.

if you were to look over all the other stuff you will notice the reason they have chump stamped on your forehead.

Pam said...

CHUMP!!?? As long as we need heat & electricity, utility companies have us over a barrel. It's time to pay a visit to the horse pucky bin and pull out a bag to send to RG&E(Rochester Gas & Electric).

What do you use where you are?

lightly said...

bc hydro owns our souls

water is free,
gas costs and arm
electric costs a leg

what we don't give to bc hydro we give to shell/ mobil