Saturday I received a letter from the Edison Company demanding I pay them $75 because I opted out of taking their new dangerous electric meter plus pay them an added $10 a month fee. Let’s see, if I pay them $75 because I saved them the cost of a new meter, I am being ripped off. Plus, if I have to pay them an extra $10 every month because a meter reader continues to spend two minutes reading my meter every month, I am being ripped off every month. What do they pay those people? That’s about $300 per hour if the houses are reasonably close together. I want that job.
Now I have to choose between paying Edison all that additional money or risk our health from dangerous EM emission from their new costly meter. Some, not too bright people, might call this going green, but it is really greed and bureaucracy driving us into going further into the red.
Dave Connell, Laguna Beach