Monday, September 17, 2007

You better straighten up.....

......if you want to get water in Adairsville! I was just remembering the other day when Corey and I first moved to Adairsville. Everything was in order, we were approved for an apartment, got the electricity going, etc. Then we had to go downtown and get the water switched to our names. Well, here we go. We walk into the little downtown office that housed two little old ladies who were gossiping about this and that and who and whatever. When we came in they looked at us with curiosity as we were CLEARLY outsiders, newcomers, that is. We were informed that there was a $150 deposit for water. WHAT?!?!? (Just for the record, you can buy a $127,000 house for NOTHING DOWN!). Also, we had to fill out an application. We actually had to take with us and fill it out to bring back because this was NO simple thing. They had to have both of our parents names, our last 3 residences, our last 3 jobs, our PARENTS residence and jobs, plus 2-3 OTHER references who did not live with us or were related! It was just short of a complete background check for WATER no less! So.....here's the moral of the story. You better straighten up and get it together if you want to get water in Adairsville. AND, be sure to bring your resume.

2 comments:

Laura said...

So true! We had the same welcome party when we moved to Adairsville. They actually got annoyed when we didn't put my husband's father's name on the sheet whom we have no contact with. They were like "um, okay. I guess we could let it slide THIS time". Sheesh!

andysbethy said...

I always laugh at this story. It was slightly better in Hahira, (they give a military discount - who knew?) but I could get cable and electricity with no money down, over the phone, yet I had to go in, in person, with cash to sign up for water. Cracks me up!