Confussion With The Gas Bill
For nearly a year, Laddie Marshack, picture editor of TV Guide, has had a running correspondence with the gas company. One month she would get a note informing her she had underpaid her bill; the next that she had overpaid. Finally, the whole thing was cleared up. Laddie received a card containing a number of standard reasons for the irregularities in accounts, such as “Signature incomplete” and “Payee not this company.” None, however, applied to her, but on the back of the card was penciled in a patient but long-suffering hand writing: “You have been paying the date-please pay the amount.” (Los Angeles Times).