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