I had to go to the water department today. The new building is nearby, and is sorta built in a ravine of sorts. When you drive by it, you are actually looking DOWN at the building, which is pretty huge, and the Maintainance building that's a hell of a lot bigger.
Because of the odd-colored green roof, the pair of buildings is known throughout the area as 'Emerald City'.
Kitty and I went in, I was in sunglasses with cane. We stumped up to the receptionist and I picked up kitty.
"Kitty, does this look like Kansas?" I asked.
Then I looked toward, but not directly at the receptionist, and told her: "I'm here to see the Wizard to get my eyes fixed And, Oh, to have this bill reviewed."
The woman busted up laughing.
"I've been wondering when someone would actually have the nerve to ask and see the Wizard," she said. "The nickname 'Emerald City' really does fit."
"My wife says that this bill is wrong," I said.
"Would you read it to me?"
"OhmyGod!" she said. "You really are blind."
She took the bill and left for a few minutes.
When she returned, she told me that the bill had been paid a while back.
"I know, it was screwed up then and I was trying to see if it was going to be sent out screwed up again. I figured that someone just quick-fixed it the last time and the wrong data was still on the computer."
"I'll check." Gone again.
"You were right," She said. "I fixed it. This time you'll get billed for the proper amount."
Kitty and I left, and in the process, I 'accidentally' ran into a doorjamb.
Off we went, hopped into the pickup and drove off, swinging my cane out the window. I wonder if she saw.
All in all, a pretty good deal. I managed to save a Mrs Pic a headache. She gets worked up when stuff like water bills get screwed up.
Bill problems. Gotta go BACK to Emerald City. The Water Department.