Watching BPL meters not so simple

EDITOR, The Tribune,

Your editorial on the BPL late fee was apropos to say the least. On Sunday last I had a real lesson in humility, as I stood behind a lady who was checking out at a grocery shop. She emptied her trolley, one item at a time, eyes fixed on the register monitor, making sure she did not go over what she could spend, and every so often she would ask the cashier to cancel an item.

She can’t watch her electricity meter the same way, so when she gets her BPL bill and doesn’t have the money to cover it, she can’t give it back, and now they are going to stick it to her because she couldn’t pay on time.

It’s a tough world we live in and tougher when we can’t buy food.


November 9, 2023


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