So I recently signed a lease for my very first apartment. (yay me!) I also had to call the local electric company and the gas company so that I would have both when I moved in. Fair enough. I'm not huge on talking to people on the phone, but that's life. So I call PGW (Philadelphia Gas Works). I DO realize what I did wrong there; I neglected to remember that my social security card has my middle name on it and so a conflict came up. Ergo, I have to go into the city to do it in person, with lease, two forms of ID, and social security card. I am annoyed now, but I already know what I did wrong. So I call PECO (Philadelphia Electric Company) to get electricity and do it right this time around. THIS time, I have my social security card out beside me as I'm on the phone, so I give the right name. And with THIS one, there's ALSO a conflict, so I have to go in to do THAT one in person, too! I thought I was finished with this in-and-out-of-the-city crap. And now I have to go sit around at PGW and PECO to show them my two forms of ID, one of which will be my green card (so I'm bound to get funny looks), and HOPEFULLY, MAYBE, when I get home tomorrow, I will have things set up for my apartment. But at this point, I'm not getting my hopes up.