Friday, April 3, 2009

In the News

Woman divorces husband for cleaning too much
A German woman has divorced her husband because she was fed up with him cleaning all the time.
German media reported the wife got through 15 years of marriage putting up with the man's penchant for doing household chores, tidying up and rearranging the furniture.
But she ran out of patience when he knocked down and rebuilt a wall at their home when it got dirty, Christian Kropp, court judge in the central town of Sondershausen, said Thursday.
"I'd never had anyone seek a divorce for this," he said.
Man Buys Old House, Socked With $43,000 Water Bill
A Highland Park man who got a $43,000 water bill from the city insists it's impossible for him to have used that much water.
"First of all, I thought it was a joke. It seems like it's an outrageous amount," Wayne Chang told Call 4 Action reporter Aaron Saykin.
Two years ago, Chang bought a boarded-up home from the city and began restoring it, until he got a bill last April claiming he had used more than 4 million gallons of water.
"Basically, the water has not been turned on. There's no fixtures, no plumbing," Chang said.
Although he immediately disputed the bill, Chang couldn't get anyone from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to explain what happened.
What he did get was a new bill two weeks ago for nearly $51,000 with interest and penalties.
The water authority told Call 4 Action that for at least five years, it only took estimates and never an actual meter reading from the boarded-up home.
When Chang bought the house, the authority took a real meter reading. So it's possible the authority was billing him for usage from years ago.

1 comment:

Tattoo Jim said...

I can't even begin to imagine getting a bill for $43,000...