You'll have to accept this on faith, from a tried-and-truc Parade spy in Vancouver, who insists that on Salt Spring Island the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority employs an extremely ingenious meter
reader. The meters he reads are the glass-box kind mounted on the front corner of each house. But the houses he serves are all set far back from the road, so to save unnecessary steps he sets up a telescope on a tripod on the road, reads about four meters at once, then moves his tripod down the street to read the next group.
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