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November 20, 2019

No, I'm not dead

I am a mentally disabled senior man, and while I was enjoying myself at the senior meal, I came home to a dark, cold house, with no electricity. I called the PUD and was told my power was shut off because someone had read my obituary and I was dead.

I told them obviously I was not dead because I was calling, so then they said for me to call back to talk to Lori. I called back to talk to Lori after I called the local paper and made sure there was no such obituary. She insisted I had to come in and show my identification and prove who I was. I told her that I should not have to come in town to bring it to her; I didn't have transportation, and this was their mistake. Also I...

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