Fed-up utilities customer protests by paying every penny
It sounds like exactly the sort of thing Andy would do. In fact, we're going to need compelling evidence that John Almany in Virginia isn't Bitterwallet's Andy Dawson. And if he is, who the hell is sat in front of us drinking pints of continental lager at his desk at 3 in the afternoon?
See, John Almany is a man who doesn't put up with any nonsense from his utility services. If he thinks they're taking his eyes out, he lets them know. So when a rather hefty $350 electric bill arrived from suppliers Bristol Virginia Companies, Almany decided he make his point by paying every penny of it. In pennies. Nearly 30,000 of them, in fact.
Almany and his brother dragged two full duffel bags into a local branch of the company to pay up:
"She seemed shocked and told me, 'We can't take that.' She said we'd have to wrap that up and repeated they couldn't accept it. I asked her if she was refusing my payment and she said she wasn't," Almany said. "They said they didn't have the manpower to count all those pennies and I said as much as BVU is billing its customers, they ought to have all the manpower they need."
Eventually the branch accepted the payment; after two hours, staff had counted out $26. Deciding he'd made his point, Almany buckled and took the rest of the pennies to a coin machine, converting them into cash which he paid in several days later.
Why do we think John Albany is Andy Dawson? Because of this. The two men share a brain, for crying out loud.