Culture on the Cheap
So it goes at Chateau de Ghetto
Have you ever wondered about what happens when your landlord doesn’t pay his electricity bill? You get a letter in a rather mean looking envelope telling you about it. I know this because I got just one such letter yesterday.
I thought it was very thoughtful of Con Ed to suggest that I can apply for service in my name or pay my landlord’s balance for him. I actually considered doing the latter, but then I realized $189.09 is a lot of money to a schmo like me. Unlike my landlord, I do not own a chain of laundromats in Manhattan. I guess June 17th I’ll find out what will happen next. Given that this building has gone without electricity before and we once went without hot water for an entire week, the prognosis isn’t looking good.
P.S.: Con Ed also sent a letter to the Superintendent of our building. He saw fit to return it sender.