Other companies excitedly owned up to it, too.


Only one company, Wessex Water, said they didn’t, while a Northern Irish company didn’t respond to Le Page’s questioning.

This has to be a joke. It can’t not be a joke.

The UK Water Services Regulation Authority told The Guardian that it’s the job of these companies to work cost effectively, and doing otherwise could earn them a financial penalty. They did not call for a ban of using pairs of sticks to locate pipes.


How would you feel if your electrician tried to fix your wires with a crystal ball? How would you feel if a valet parker used a pendulum to find your car? How would you feel if your doctor tried to locate a tumor in your body with a ouija board? How would you feel if they handed you a bill for these services?

I am not calling an expert to explain how holding a pair of sticks, then crossing them when you feel like it, is an ineffective way to find water.


It’s not like the United States is any better—here, people try to heal their energy with stickers, put butter in their coffee to lose weight, and act like assholes because, uh, stars and planets.

But wow. Just, ugh. Wow. Mnfgh.

[via The Guardian]