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(BBC-US)   Bedridden 98-year-old UK woman gets hiat teabagged x 1,000,000   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, ITV, smart meters, Plumbing, Thames Water, continuous flow, Water supply, BBC, Compact space  
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4137 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Oct 2022 at 3:20 PM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-10 3:23:01 PM  
Your mom wanted that to be a secret, Subby
 
2022-10-10 3:24:26 PM  
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2022-10-10 3:25:08 PM  
"gets hiat teabagged" makes no sense. Subby was purposefully triggering the filter.
 
2022-10-10 3:27:09 PM  
So the old lady has a leak past her meter somewhere, maybe a stuck toilet valve or something, and the son thinks he can get the charge reduced by yelling about the water company in the media, like it's their responsibility to babysit his usage or something.
 
2022-10-10 3:28:17 PM  

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2022-10-10 3:28:37 PM  
is "hiat" like labour / labor or is it more like jumper / sweater?
 
2022-10-10 3:28:46 PM  
I did not realize that British water utilities used "cups of tea" as the unit of measure. Can't say I'm surprised, though...
 
2022-10-10 3:30:18 PM  
caught sayof?
 
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2022-10-10 3:43:22 PM  

Thoreny: "gets hiat teabagged" makes no sense. Subby was purposefully triggering the filter.


Or he meant to say "gets her shiat teabagged..."
 
2022-10-10 3:44:54 PM  
"megalitres of water" on Metric Day?

Nice
 
2022-10-10 3:49:04 PM  

nytmare: So the old lady has a leak past her meter somewhere, maybe a stuck toilet valve or something, and the son thinks he can get the charge reduced by yelling about the water company in the media, like it's their responsibility to babysit his usage or something.


This.  We get a quarterly water bill, so when a leaky toilet somehow quadrupled our usage, we found out four months after it started.  The water district is responsible for getting the bill to our mailbox and that's about it.  We begged for relief and got out of quite a chunk of it.
 
2022-10-10 3:49:24 PM  
One would think that a website (and by extension, it's creative/technical staff) would be considered pretty "high tech"....that this particular site STILL has these stupid filter glitches that make things like that headline happen just makes me scratch my head.

/"oh no, somebody might read a bad word!!! The horror!"
 
2022-10-10 3:52:21 PM  

chevydeuce: One would think that a website (and by extension, it's creative/technical staff) would be considered pretty "high tech"


Dude, if being "with it" were a superpower, Drew Curtis would be the entire Blunder Twins League of Kentucky.
 
2022-10-10 3:55:29 PM  

chevydeuce: One would think that a website (and by extension, it's creative/technical staff) would be considered pretty "high tech"....that this particular site STILL has these stupid filter glitches that make things like that headline happen just makes me scratch my head.

/"oh no, somebody might read a bad word!!! The horror!"


At this point the filters are just there for comedic effect.
 
2022-10-10 3:55:58 PM  
In fact, they were always there for comedic effect, come to think of it.
 
2022-10-10 3:56:30 PM  
Looks like your headline got teabagged, too, submitter. LOL
 
2022-10-10 4:02:31 PM  
Is "cups of tea" a standard unit of measurement in England the way "Rhode Islands" or "football fields" is used here?
 
2022-10-10 4:04:40 PM  

Thoreny: "gets hiat teabagged" makes no sense. Subby was purposefully triggering the filter.


The filter seems to be on cocaine lately.  I don't think it was necessarily subby.
 
2022-10-10 4:07:00 PM  

chevydeuce: One would think that a website (and by extension, it's creative/technical staff) would be considered pretty "high tech"....that this particular site STILL has these stupid filter glitches that make things like that headline happen just makes me scratch my head.

/"oh no, somebody might read a bad word!!! The horror!"


Drew needs better advertisers.

YA HEAR ME DREW?
 
2022-10-10 4:07:24 PM  

beezeltown: Is "cups of tea" a standard unit of measurement in England the way "Rhode Islands" or "football fields" is used here?


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2022-10-10 4:08:28 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Looks like your headline got teabagged, too, submitter. LOL


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2022-10-10 4:08:31 PM  
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2022-10-10 4:28:09 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: chevydeuce: One would think that a website (and by extension, it's creative/technical staff) would be considered pretty "high tech"....that this particular site STILL has these stupid filter glitches that make things like that headline happen just makes me scratch my head.

/"oh no, somebody might read a bad word!!! The horror!"

At this point the filters are just there for comedic effect.


As are the people who complain about them...
 
2022-10-10 4:29:14 PM  
Did she have a butter pie?
(butter pie?)
The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie.
 
2022-10-10 4:50:00 PM  
Converted into regular units, that's 10,416 gallons/month.

That's well past leaky toilet range, and into computer fark up range.
 
2022-10-10 5:09:41 PM  
Bing has the video if anyone is looking.
 
2022-10-10 5:18:49 PM  
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2022-10-10 5:25:05 PM  

nytmare: So the old lady has a leak past her meter somewhere, maybe a stuck toilet valve or something, and the son thinks he can get the charge reduced by yelling about the water company in the media, like it's their responsibility to babysit his usage or something.


Do YOU read your water meter every day to make sure there hasn't been a leak?

250 million liters in a month is a *tad* more than a stuck toilet valve. How does that go unnoticed? It's like the supply line cracked and drained directly into a sewer line or aquifer.

A truly smart meter should be able to tap into the local WiFi and alert the company of extreme use. If not WiFi, then at least a flashing light and alarm.
 
2022-10-10 6:43:52 PM  
How much water is that in soccer fields?
 
2022-10-10 7:09:48 PM  
who tf uses Thames water to make tea?
 
2022-10-10 7:11:53 PM  
An unfinished basement where we could hear water in use was the only way we knew a toilet was running.  It must have been sentient/possessed too, because it would start up in the morning, and quit by the time everybody got back from school/work.  I dunno what the hell you do if you cant find a place where the supply pipes are exposed.     American houses have zero meters inside. and you are 100% on the hook for useage even if they find a leak on your property. so even if you installed an internal meter, no guarantees...
 
2022-10-10 7:24:22 PM  
it was suggested that his mother's credit rating could be affected if payment was not made

OH NO! A 98-year-old bedridden woman with dementia might have a lower credit score! What a tragedy!

A credit score is like blackmail - it only matters if you care.
 
2022-10-10 7:28:49 PM  

macadamnut: nytmare: So the old lady has a leak past her meter somewhere, maybe a stuck toilet valve or something, and the son thinks he can get the charge reduced by yelling about the water company in the media, like it's their responsibility to babysit his usage or something.

This.  We get a quarterly water bill, so when a leaky toilet somehow quadrupled our usage, we found out four months after it started.  The water district is responsible for getting the bill to our mailbox and that's about it.  We begged for relief and got out of quite a chunk of it.


My town has some software that monitors uses with smart meters. Friends of mine had a backup water-powered sump pump that was malfunctioning. Husband walked down to the basement and heard water running only to find the backup pump was running non-stop. He turned it off. The next day (before the billing cycle) the town water department called to say they noticed unusual usage and the discussion was about the sump pump. Their monthly water bill averages $85-90 and it was up to about $400 that month. The town, without asking, knocked $200 off the bill since the problem had been discovered and corrected.
 
2022-10-11 12:09:50 PM  
The amount of water required to take a shower costs 1 GBP? That can't be right.
 
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