To the editor:
Many are questioning big oil about price gouging.
But I also worry that it's coming to Lawrence. My sprinkler service added $3 to the bill for "fuel charge," in effect, raising their service fee.
Also, the company that came to check our furnace and air conditioner billed $10 for "materials," when none were required. So I called to question the charge and the lady admitted it was a mistake. It should have been designated "fuel charge." Is that enough to cover the cost driving to our house?
Maybe I am not understanding. Vehicles have always used fuel and that was included in the service fee. Maybe next we can expect a surcharge for increased health costs? Or tax increases?