Bill received Christmas Eve not in seasonal spirit

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To the editor,

It's Christmas Eve and I make my way to our rural post box at the end of the driveway anticipating a card or two from family. Eureka! The box contains four envelopes that appear encouraging upon first glance… turns out to contain two cards from family, some new medical cards from the insurer of our medical plan and an envelope from Nova Scotia Power (an Emera company).

In other words three very welcome items and one that left me puzzled about the lack of good old courtesy and common business sense… why am I receiving a power bill on Christmas Eve?

Talk about a lack of business sense… even the Government of Canada ensures the receipt of Canada Pension/Old Age Security/Supplements prior to Christmas and the former employer (retired now) deposits pensions prior to Christmas which demonstrates the ability to override normal "computer programs." But, "Emera, nee NSP" does not appear to have the same ability, yet I'm sure the employees and executive have already received their "bonus."

Not really a big deal to us as, although we are on a fixed pension income, we have already paid our bills via regular monthly payments and therefore owe this outfit nothing (at this time). Given the pending increases in rates and the general community attitude toward this "Company" one would think they could hire more sensitive Public Relations types than those who would ensure my bill arrived just before Santa landed.

Merry Christmas and happy new year to one and all

Ralph Ferguson


Organizations: Nova Scotia Power, Eureka!, Canada Pension/Old Age Security/Supplements

Geographic location: Canada

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Recent comments

  • Marsha
    January 03, 2013 - 14:00

    Well sorry to disappoint people but I have no complaints today,and how would it benefit me to be angry even if I did. So seasons greetings and try to have a happy new year ! Marsha

  • Johnny smoke
    January 02, 2013 - 17:56

    Being no lover of N.S.P.I. it is somewhat hypocritical of me to agree with Nicole about the imminent delivery of the power bill. I just hope that the recipient was not also in receipt of his "fiber op "bill from Aliant which makes the power bill a tad smaller in comparison add on cell phone and texting and you are approaching the rental price of a two bedroom apartment as advertised in the local paper. I guess the line between essential needs and wants are somewhat blurred these days by the number of zero's that one must attach to the cheque in order to pay for these modern conveniences.

  • Nicole
    December 30, 2012 - 09:55

    I would think a newspaper could find something more worthy to print than this complaint. Honestly people - crying about a power bill arriving Christmas Eve. You have to pay it every month regardless of what day it arrives. Be thankful you have a home with electricity, there are many that don't have that or food on the table for Christmas. Try crying about our governments lack of compassion when they are sitting back in their overpriced homes, stuffing their faces while many in this country go hungry!