Friday Firesmith – Stories from the Meter Box – The Black Ribbon

The one lesson that has always stuck with me after being a meter reader is that poor people are more likely to be generous than people who have money. Reading meters in a well to do neighborhood guaranteed you weren’t going to see anyone outside and if you did, they’d pretend you didn’t exist. Asking … Read more

Friday Firesmith – Stories from the Meter Box: Eden

There were two kinds of people, and only two kinds of people, when it came to those people who wouldn’t pay their water bill. There were those people whose lifestyle interfered with their bill paying, and there were those people who were broke. Thursdays meant we didn’t read meters. Thursdays meant we either cut the … Read more