>Dear Hamlet of Pangnirtung,
Hi, How are you? I’m doing great, except for this one thing. I haven’t lived in your goregous Hamlet for almost 13months. I miss it there I really do…but I really don’t want to have any more water/sewage bills sent to my new house in Winnipeg. I have tried to be really good abou this… make jokes about it…but I’m tired. I have called your good people at the Hamlet office on at least 5 occasions in the last 13months. In April’ 10 you sent me a record of my WHOLE account which showed that I had a ZERO balance..(after a few notices of an outstanding charges for the months of Jan, Feb (when I had left in Dec)…we sorted all that out… and you were very helpful on my 3 phone conversations as I was sorting this problem out.)
But in order to send this record you were kind of tricky then, and asked for my new address, I gave it to you in good faith. But now you like to send me little reminders, or ‘love notes’ about my time in Pang. To help me remember my water deliveries and sewage pumping? I’m not sure…
The first, “love note” happened about 6weeks in May after you had showed me that I had paid my account in full–and I had received this in writing… a notice showing that I owed $50 (the $50 deposit on the account that I didn’t actually get returned–but it counted towards my first month’s water/sewage)…. I called and talked to someone… they seemed nice, and said they would take care of it. But then in June you decided to give me another ‘love note’. I called back and you said, no worries it was taken care of…and it probably was sent before the last call where I sorted it out.
So I went about my buisness…when I came back from holidays in the summer I had 2 more notices… So I called mid- September when I had a chance and talked to someone YET AGAIN. Explained what was going on.. and they assured me that it would be taken care of. For awhile, at least… as now it’s 2011 I’ve received 2 more ‘love notes’.
I’m going to tell you what I’m going to do… I’m NOT going to call you anymore–I’m NOT going to respond to your notices…but I’ve PAID my bill… my account was zeroed out.. I’m not sure WHY you think that I STILL OWE you money because I don’t. I would come explain in person, but well I really don’t have the $1,600+ to fly there from Winnipeg.
Could you please stop sending me these notices? Because I’m not doing anything about it, and you are killing a tree. Save yourself a stamp!
Sarah who does NOT live in Pangnirtung anymore.
*it’s been awhile since I’ve had a good rant, I will be returning soon with more photos and fun stories…but life has been busy!