(I never posted this story, from years ago.) A few days ago, as I sat down to lunch, my good friend asked me a question: "When is my sewer bill going to stop going up, year after year?"
The same question was asked of me a few weeks back. And a few weeks before that also, nearly always by someone I know well, someone who is smart and usually on top of things.
Last night in Spanish class, after I read a piece I had written about my time as mayor in Bisbee, a time when I became an expert on Bisbee sewer system and the many hoops we had to jump through to get the $34 million we needed to overhaul the system, my Spanish teacher, a really wonderful teacher and a very smart man in all things, asked me a question:
"Why is my sewer bill going up, year after year?"