Hey everybody. I'm trying out my thread-starting abilities, and so far, I'm not doing so well. But I do have some funny stories about my old job that I'd like to share as a way to entertain you all! I used to work for an electric utility in Louisiana. Anyone who might be familiar with New Orleans, you know about the craziness that brews in that city. Well, I got every nut-bar in the planet over there. One of my best stories is from a woman who called shortly after one of the hurricanes. She wanted us to pay for her poodle. Her story was that, during the storm, a tree branch fell on her service line and broke it, dropping it into a puddle of water. She let her dog out to use the restroom and it stepped in the water...BZZZT! Dead dog (apologies to all PETA people). She wanted us to pay her the $45 she paid for the dog. I said we couldn't, so she cussed me out and hung up. Then she calls back! I get her again (rare, but it happens). Her story has changed, though, in some key areas. Her poodle is now estimated at a cost of $1,000, and instead of stepping into the puddle, one of our servicemen KICKED the dog into the water! She went on and on for about 10 minutes. When I advised her that she had the same agent and she still wasn't going to get any money, she cussed me out again and hung up! I have a lot of these stories...if y'all want more, please reply!