I own a house in another state that a buddy of mine stays in. Over the course of the summer, the gas was shut off by the gas company due to an unpaid bill. It was shut back on soon after when the bill was paid. Flash forward to late fall, he calls me and tells me the gas furnace won't fire up. He's not the greatest at machine problems, and he says everything seems to be working but it just won't get hot, so I told him to call the furnace guy to come look at it. It turns out that there was a separate gas inlet on the gas meter outside for the furnace that didn't get shut back on when the gas was turned on again. It seems the gas company guy forgot to turn it back on, and I don't really understand why it got shut in the first place. Now I have a $140 bill from the furnace guy for doing nothing more than turning the gas for the furnace back on, on a valve that should have been on in the first place. I feel like the gas company should take care of this bill, and I plan on sending them the bill. What do you think the chances are of them actually paying it?