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Nov 21 2008

Uncoached Water Bill: 74-Year-Old Blind Woman Threatened to Lose Home over a 1 Cent Water Bill

Published by at 11:00 am under Oddly Enough

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A 74-year-old blind woman was shocked when her daughter found a letter from the city saying a lien would be placed on her home unless she paid an overdue water bill.

The amount? 1 cent. Eileen Wilbur told The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro the letter sent her blood pressure soaring, and pointed out that stamps cost 42 cents.

City Collector Debora Marcoccio said the letter was among 2,000 sent out

Wilbur’s daughter, Rose Brederson, who discovered the bill in her mother’s mail, called the situation “ridiculous.” But she said her mother, who has lived in the home since 1959, would likely end up paying the penny.

I can’t tell which is worse or funnier here.  The fact that this woman didn’t pay the one cent bill.   The fact that 2000 letters for one cent bills were sent out.   Or the fact that Wibur’s daughter said she would “likely end up” paying the penny.

Likely end up?  So it’s either potentially lose your house or pay up a penny?  Our country is not in good financial shape ladies and gentlemen.





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