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Pick 1 of 3 (by Robin [WI]) Jun 1, 2023 7:08 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by Richard [MI]) Jun 1, 2023 7:54 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Jun 1, 2023 9:02 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by RB [TN]) Jun 2, 2023 6:21 AM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by S i d [MO]) Jun 2, 2023 9:06 AM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by Jason [VA]) Jun 2, 2023 1:46 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by plenty [MO]) Jun 2, 2023 3:37 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 2, 2023 3:52 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by Wilma [PA]) Jun 2, 2023 4:10 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 2, 2023 4:57 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by DJ [VA]) Jun 3, 2023 8:35 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by Robin [WI]) Jun 4, 2023 1:07 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by zero [IN]) Jun 5, 2023 6:54 PM
       Pick 1 of 3 (by Wilma [PA]) Jun 5, 2023 7:32 PM


Pick 1 of 3 (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 7:08 PM
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Here's your brainteaster for the weekend, for all those of us who aren't at the convention.

You're a squatter. You have enough money to turn on the electric, the gas, or the water, but only one of the three. Which one do you choose?

(Answer to be revealed later!) --104.230.xxx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 7:54 PM
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None!

You steal all of them because you are a thief. Just like you steal the rent. --172.58.xxx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 9:02 PM
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The electric and water are the easiest to steal. Gas would be more difficult to steal. --64.246.xxx.xx




Pick 1 of 3 (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 6:21 AM
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Water,

I'd be a clean squatter. --24.183.xxx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 9:06 AM
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Water, because that's the hardest one to get and you use a lot of it to fill up your kiddie pool. Unless the neighbor's house has an outdoor spigot.... then it's game on with the garden hose.

Heat/Cooking: just set up the ol' charcoal BBQ indoors and fumigate the place (and maybe burn it down).

Electric: run an extension cord across to the neighbor's house where the LL pays electric and back feed it into the system via a wall plug.

Today's answer brought to you buy: "Things I've personally seen people do." This happened at a tax lien house I bought. Neighbors next door on one side were lighting a charcoal grill in the living room and ended up burning their house down, melting the vinyl siding on my house. They were also in cahoots with a neighbor on the other side of my house and running a back-feed from an extension cord into a wall outlet. The cord went right across my yard. I reported this to the cops, but all they could do it make them unplug it. I circled the neighborhood and came back later... there it was again. Probably should have reported to the utility company so they could declare the house a hazard and immediately evict them, but they burned it down the next day so... the problem sort of solved itself.

--184.4.xx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 1:46 PM
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Water? A wrench at the meter and itís on.

Power? Remove the insulators from the back of the meter or jump it out and itís on.

Gas has disconnects in several locations that the average squatter canít get to. --50.219.xxx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 3:37 PM
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Water can come for free from the sky. I pick electric. I can boil and water clean. I can plug in heat, cook top, ac. What's the catch? --172.59.xxx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 3:52 PM
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When a utility belongs to tenants they treat like there own where if included consumption goes up to double or triple. Unpaid utilities and unpaid rent go hand in hand together where they can keep looking. Electric is the most abused utility along natural gas then water where it is better to have all separated out completely. On amazon can buy water meters where can configure into rental unit then will monitor water consumption. If they can not sign up for utilities that is red flag. For those who have unpaid utilities then the only option is housing as a last resort where here it called community housing where the housing authority has always had a bad reputation. Only governments can operate at loss. --74.220.xxx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 4:10 PM
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Electric, because they NEED their devices. --96.245.xx.xx




Pick 1 of 3 (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 4:57 PM
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Whichever you need for heat as you are in Wisconsin. --173.61.xxx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 3, 2023 8:35 PM
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Come on, Robin - don't keep us hanging! --174.47.xxx.x




Pick 1 of 3 (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2023 1:07 PM
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The reason I asked the question was because I just picked up a house at a sheriff's sale (first ever). I actually met the squatter, who was good enough to show me around and offered to give me a copy of the key (yes, he was a few bricks short of a load). As he showed me around, I was surprised to find the house in quite good condition, and one of the utilities actually on.

And the prize for the correct answer goes to...Wilma and Plenty! It was the electric!

The house was littered with empty water bottles. I think he was showering somewhere else.

As I thought about it, it made sense. Electric can do everything that gas does, but not vice-versa. So maybe he had more bricks in his load than I thought! --104.230.xxx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jun 5, 2023 6:54 PM
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My guess would have been electric if only one utility. Water would have been second. Gas would have been behind wifi.

Amazing that the squatter was so helpful. Maybe keep the locks as they are so he can show the place for you.

(Last sentence was satire, not to be taken seriously) --107.147.xx.xxx




Pick 1 of 3 (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jun 5, 2023 7:32 PM
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So do Plenty and I get lunch for our winning answer? --96.245.xx.xx





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