“What’s this processing charge?” said Ryan to the electric company’s customer support.
“Things like printing and mailing your bill,” she said. “It costs money, you know.”
Fuming, Ryan refurbished the water wheel that ran his family’s old saw mill. He connected it to the power grid. Soon it made far more electricity than he used. By law, the electric company suddenly had to pay him for power!
He started sending them bills.
They sent Mr. Fuddleduddy to protest. He held out a bill to Ryan. “What’s this processing charge for $35?”
“You know,” smirked Ryan. “For printing and mailing your bill.”
Written for Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/6-january-2017/