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The Conspiracy Theorist!

August 19, 2010

I was working in the garage this afternoon when a car pulled into the driveway of the house next door. Two young ladies got out of the car and went inside, where they remained for about ten minutes. Then they packed the various things back into the car, got in and proceeded to drive down the street about 10 feet before pulling into our driveway (for those who don’t know, i live with an uncle of mine).

The two young ladies then proceeded to drag the various items back out of the car, and came to talk to me. It turns out that they are representatives from a conservation district that was taking water samples as part of a study on the contents of wells in our town. While one of the women proceeded to ask me questions, the other took readings of our water from the garden hose we have out front of the house. I answered the questions as best i could (it’s not my house) and let them take their tests. I should also say that, yes, they did have name tags with their names and the Seine/Rat River Conservation District plastered all over them, so this was not some sort of scam for info or anything. I should also mention that there is a bit of controversy brewing in the small town of Niverville over the use of well water. The town is attempting to pretend that we are a huge city, and must therefore have a water pumping station, which they are trying to get the entire town to start using, which means higher water bills, instead of using the wells that 85% of the town have had, since forever.

So the young ladies finished their testing at our place, handed me a re-usable eco bag, packed up all the belongings into their car and drove off. Everyone was happy.

Not long after my uncle came home and asked what the eco bag was for. I explained what happened, and he went conspiracy theory on me.

Unc – “They’re just trying to investigate this whole water thing going on in town, they just don’t want people to use their wells anymore.”

Me – “No, they were just testing, mineral levels and e-coli levels and stuff. Had nothing to do with any of that.”

Unc – “Are you sure? You know i’m beginning to wonder if the testing facility doesn’t do a good job of cleaning their equipment, so then all the tests have e-coli in them. Then they get you to buy water, which costs you more.”

Me – “No i think they do a good job. Nothing to be worried about. We’d be dead if our levels were whack anyway. We’re good. They’ll call me in a couple of days and tell me the exact same thing. Don’t worry about it.”

These are the kinds of conversations i have on a regular basis with my uncle. There is always some type of conspiracy going on, or someone out to get him. I just don’t get it.

Do you have anyone like this in your life? Please do tell if there is.

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