It’s funny what you end up talking about at Hallowe’en parties. A friend dressed as Sasquatch sidled over to me, drink in hand, and let out a pathetic sigh – his shoulders slouched. He looked beat; I wasn’t sure if he was playing the part of the dejected man beast, or if he was truly exhausted. It was the latter. Apparently, he’d been losing a lot of sleep because of a late-night rhythmic banging he’d hear through his condo walls at all hours of night. I wasn’t sure where this was going.
My friend’s bedroom backs onto his neighbor’s laundry room. She has three kids and does her wash after midnight “to save money.” She must be tired as well because the load is always unbalanced. Hence the thump, thump, thump, thump.
Sasquatch thought he would share his tale of woe because he wanted me to know that he thought Smart Meters and time-of-use billing were really dumb. They were making him miserable and his life hairy.
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