Why do Palo Alto meter readers refuse to knock?
Original post made by Real Slim K, Midtown, on Sep 18, 2012
However, later, an angry woman phoned back representing the meter readers and told me "how do we know there's someone home?!" When I suggested, a courteous knock might help them find out, she responded, 'my neighborhood is too big, and it would take too long if they had to knock on EVERY door first.' She outright refused to make such a guarantee. What she would do--her only offer through clinched teeth it sounded like on the phone, was to email me a schedule so women and babies at my residence would be less frightened by an abrupt appearance of an unknown man in their back yard before 9 a.m. in the morning.
Again, just who the heck do COPA think they are?? Why oh why can't Palo Alto residents get together and kick these customer-hating aristocrats out? Would I prefer P,G,&E? Of course I would. This never happened once with them in the years I lived elsewhere.