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Dear British Gas, you piss-taking money-grabbing arseholes

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Sep. 22nd, 2008 | 06:31 pm
mood: bitter

Please do not send me any more damn low-energy lightbulbs. I already have eight in the drawer and I hear you are going to send me another pack. They do not fit any of the sockets in my flat, and by now, even if they did, I would have quite enough of them - you know, seeing as how they're meant to last for ten bloody years or whatever.

They are expensive to manufacture and while I am not terribly concerned about your company's bank balance, it would both annoy me less and save about a geranium's worth of CO2 if you just didn't send me them.

You could also save money and environmental wotsits by not sending me damn letters separately to the lightbulbs telling me about how great you are for sending me low-energy lightbulbs. While you are at it, you could leave out the parts with the helpful energy-saving tips. Have I thought about insulating my loft? No of course I bloody haven't because I live in a rented flat on the first floor of a shared building where the loft has probably been converted into another flat anyway and I can't do anything about it. Nor can I double-glaze anything or insulate anything or bloody do anything at all. (I suppose I could lag my pipes but actually, I just turn the hot water off most of the time which does the trick of not wasting energy far more efficiently, and anyway most of my bill is for electricity.) Not that I would qualify for any of the damn loans anyway, even if I could use them.

I am already quite aware that you and all of the other piss-taking money-grabbing arseholes have the consumer by whatever tender anatomical parts they may have been blessed with by nature, and that we do not, actually, have a choice, given that privatised utilities are basically run by cartels. However I would appreciate it if you didn't rub it in via the postal service. At least if your directors drove slowly past my house in a limo - or, in these environmentally-sound times, in a palanquin borne by JSA claimants for 50p an hour - drinking champagne and laughing at me, I could throw rocks at them.

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The Plain People of Ireland

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from: barnacle
date: Sep. 22nd, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
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We don't have two light sockets in the house the same, and too many of them are those dreadful spotlights that are almost unreplaceable for less than the cost of a Krugerrand. Every month or two Southern Electric send us some standard bayo-fucken-net bulbs to join the others, gathering dust.

As the Credit Munch tightens its grip, switching to even less morally lax suppliers might seem like a difficult decision to make, but if you're heartily sick of the profiteers then Equigas and Good Energy look like good, ethical bets. As soon as our new contract is confirmed we'll be changing to them, and investing in new sweaters.

NPower keep coming round our way. We follow them down the street, grimly muttering "Radley Lakes!"

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fridgemagnet

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Sep. 22nd, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Oh, the halogen ones? Yes, I've got some of those too. Nice clear bright light when tenant looks around flat; break when you look at them, burn your fingers and cost about a tenner per hour of life. Probably they kill polar bears in some way as well.

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Nina

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from: janinazew
date: Sep. 23rd, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
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Have you asked them not to send the lightbulbs or better still send them back with a request for the right type of lightbulb. That is totally what I would do.

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fridgemagnet

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Sep. 23rd, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
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That would be sensible though.

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