When I got home yesterday, a 4×6 card was stuck in the doorway, bearing the official OKC seal and the following notice in LARGE PRINT:
READ OTHER SIDE
Well, yeah, since there wasn’t much of anything else on that side.
What was going down:
A field representative from the Oklahoma City Utilities Department changed out the water meter at this address today. The meter was changed out as part of the City’s standard preventative maintenance program.
Hmmm. I’ve been here for a few days short of 14 years. How long does a water meter typically last, anyway? An Australian government site says “about ten years.” So maybe this one was due.