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Possessed, I tell ya

My water meter was possessed. Possessed, I tell ya! Possessed.

Earlier this week I had an appointment for some tech to come replace my old one because, well, I'm not really sure why. Mostly because The City told me I had to and when The City tells you to do something, you do it. Otherwise The Wizard will show up and take away your courage, make you wear pigtails and sic flying monkeys on you. Pretty sure that's how it works.

This meant I had to find the water meter in my basement. Somehow I missed the day of Homeownership 101 where they taught about water meters.* {I also missed the lesson on  how to figure out which smoke alarm is beeping but that's a whole different problem.}

I found a meterish looking thing, pointed the tech in that direction and crossed my fingers. All went well until 2:00am that night when I woke up for a glass of water and discovered that the new meter was possessed. Every time I ran the water it made a painful chugging, screeching noise that could be heard everywhere in the house. I tried to find a more logical explanation of what was wrong with it but since I was too freaked out to actually go down there it was kind of hard to tell from the top of the stairs...

15 calls to the wrong departments at The City later, I found a nice man who didn't laugh at me when I told him what was wrong {probably because I left out the fact there was a demonic spirit residing in the meter and just mentioned the noises...} and today I got a brand new one installed. One that makes no noises. One that is NOT possessed.

The tech claims the possessed one actually had a loose casing which commonly causes it to "make a racket" but we know the truth, don't we?

*If you missed Homeownership 101, too, and are wondering what the water meter in your basement looks like, this will help. You are welcome.


Confusador said...

This may sound kind of silly, but it's been nagging at me all weekend. What could possibly possess a water meter?

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