10:30 AM EDT, July 11, 2012
While most everyone else in the Baltimore metropolitan area was rolling along merrily with their lives at the end of last week, we, in a small community in Pikesville, continued to suffer mightily at the hand of our local power magnate — BGE. This delay in the restoration of power has become a common occurrence in our neighborhood.
After Isabel left its path of destruction a few years ago, we contacted BGE daily, only to be told that the company knew we were in the dark and it was making every effort to restore power as quickly as possible. What a joke! After nearly 10 days without electricity, I had to hail down a passing BGE truck, whose driver stated that his record showed that our power already had been restored.
Fast forward to today and it's deja vu all over again. As we plead with BGE to pay some attention to our plight, all we get is misinformation and worthless blather from its spokespeople.
For the sake of equity, wouldn't it be fair for BGE to first service those homes that were without power for the longest period of time in the most previous lengthy outage? I am certain that BGE has a database sufficient to identify the order in which power has been restored. Or, how about a month or two of free BGE service to those customers who have been devoid of power for more than a week?
Finally, I need to mention how nauseated I get when I am forced to listen to the calm, even-toned drivel coming out of the mouth of Rob Gould, the Grand Poobah spokesman of BGE.
This company should be ashamed of itself!!
Morton D. Marcus, Pikesville
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