Monday 22 January 2018

Adrian Weckler: I'll go on paying my water bill although I feel a fool - but most will not

'I paid up on my water charges. Around €300 to date. I scarcely wanted to, but I thought it was the law. Now I feel like a fool. Worse, I’m being laughed at by those who didn’t pay.' Photo: James Connolly / PicSell8
'I paid up on my water charges. Around €300 to date. I scarcely wanted to, but I thought it was the law. Now I feel like a fool. Worse, I’m being laughed at by those who didn’t pay.' Photo: James Connolly / PicSell8
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

We've all experienced the feeling of being had. That mortifying flush of being suckered, duped, hustled. I'm among a million Irish home owners who are feeling it now.

Like most householders, I paid up on my water charges. Around €300 to date. I scarcely wanted to, but I thought it was the law.

Now I feel like a fool. Worse, I'm being laughed at by those who didn't pay. "You've only yourself to blame." "You should have known not to pay." "Sorry, but tough luck."

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