So yesterday my roommate, Kemp Hammond, calls me and says that we have received a note on our door from the Annapolis Department of Public Works. They claimed that our usage has spiked recently, increasing from an average of 34 to the current usage of 63 (whatever those numbers mean).
This does not make sense. Neither of us are ever home, there are no leaks of water in any pipes--basically there is no reason for this spike.
Then, we learned that Kemp's parents (part of the Hammond political dynasty of Annapolis, and famous critics of the mayor) received the same notice. Not only that, but the numbers were the same: from 34 to 63.
That really does not make sense. Their house has 50% more occupants than ours (3 vs 2 people), and a well maintained garden that needs water to thrive.
What are the odds that the Hammonds' house had the exact same water usage, including the near doubling of usage? Not very good.
One of 3 things has happened:
1. An astoundingly rare coincidence.
2. A glitch in public works records.
3. A conspiracy by the administration to 'get' us.
Of course, writing this blog makes my mind conjure up crazy thoughts, and it is probably reason 1 or 2. But seriously, WTF?