Mr. Wilson comes home one night, and his wife throws her arms around his neck. “I have great news. I’m a month overdue. I think we’re going to have a baby! I was tested by the doctor today. we can’t tell anybody until we find out for sure.”
The next day, Mrs. Wilson receives a telephone call.
“Am I speaking to Mrs. Wilson?” the person asks.
“Yes. Speaking.” she replies.
“This is the Abuja Electric Distribution Company. You’re a month overdue!” the AEDC guy says.
“How do you know?”the young woman asks, shocked.
“Well, ma’am, it’s in our files!” the AEDC guy replies.
“What are you saying? It’s in your files?! How?” she replies
“Yes. We have a system of finding out who’s overdue.” the AEDC guy says
“God! This is too much. Let me talk to my husband about this tonight. He will speak with your company tomorrow.” she replies and ends the call.
That night, she tells her husband about the call, and he, mad as a bull, rushes to the AEDC office the next day morning.
“What’s going on? You have it on file that my wife is a month overdue? What business is that of yours?” the husband shouts.
“Just calm down,” the lady at the AEDC reception desk says; “It’s nothing serious. All you have to do is pay us.” she adds.
“Pay you? And if I refuse?” he asks
“Well, in that case, sir, we’d have no option but to cut yours off.” she replies.
“And what would my wife do then?” the husband asks.
“I don’t know. I guess she’d have to use a candle.” she replies