I work for a water company and I have this conversation quite often:
C: can you tell me where the water meter is?
Me: yes, its in the public foot path out the front of you property in the ground under a small, square, metal cover that says water on the front.
C: is this it in my hall?
Me: no its out the front in the
C: is it the box on the side of my house?
Me: no it’s..
C: there is a tap in the back garden is it there?
Me(finally able to finish my sentence) no it is in the ground in the PUBLIC FOOT PATH.
C: oh there it is, you could have been clearer.
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