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I saw something interesting on CNN headline news a few minutes ago. Sylvester ,Georgia is giving their residents a Christmas gift...NO ELECTRIC BILL for the month of December.Could it be that their computers are messed up because of y2k testing??
-- Bonnie (email@example.com), December 02, 1998
Lets see...22000 (population of Sylvester, GA) divided by 4 (persons/family) times $100 (estimated Dec. monthly bill) = $550,000.00.
Hmmmm...either your surmise is correct or they've got some awesome Christmas spirit!
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 02, 1998.
Yeah....foregoing 8 to 10% of their yearly revenue is quite a bite.
Most companies profit isn't usually as high as 8 to 10% of total revenues. Is this a state owned or privately owned enterprise?
-- Craig (email@example.com), December 02, 1998.
Drat, wrong county. I wish that random motion free electricity lightening would have struck a bit closer to home.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 03, 1998.
Yeah, I'm with you Robert. Wish it had hit in Cherokee County. Could sure use free electricity from Cobb EMC.
-- Nancy (Taurus91@webtv.net), December 05, 1998.
Interesting. Anyone has ever heard of a utility company giving away free month's electric bill as Christmas presents to all customers before?
I wonder what the next company who experiences a glitch with billing after Christmas will come up with? Feb. '99, PECO electric: "We are so sure we'll be compliant by Jan 1, 2000 that we decided to celebrate it and give away a free month's electricity to all our custumers!"
-- chris (email@example.com), December 05, 1998.