So the guy came and fitted a smart meter today and while he was here he was playing all the usual games but I am used to it now and took it in my stride. He left me a little gadget that tells me how much credit I've not got, something I could already do by looking at the meter. Anyway this gadget is somehow connected to the internet which makes me immediately suspicious. They say a little bit of paranoia is healthy, keeps you on your toes. I ain't having that thing staring at me so I've put it somewhere it can't see or hear me. Better safe than sorry.