….Alternate title: The Blue edition…..
This is not about XXX-rated movies…..
…..or less than enthusiastic playmates !
…..that’s the colour the G-man turned this week !
Giulietta pulled into the G-drive late on Sunday night
after a 13 hour, 1000 mile glide from Bella Italia…..
She didn’t miss a beat
It was good to be home
Hold on !
Why was the temperature within the same as the temperature
without ? ? ? ? ?
Answer: No heating
Reason: No gas
Reason: upgrading the network
The Groover is not a bloody eskimo
He needs warmth…..
GAS FOR COOKING !
The long and short of it was that after…..
…..and 3 nights
He was reconnected
So let’s recap…..
That’s 3 nights shivering in bed
That’s 3 days shivering round the G-casa
That’s 3 nights he had to go to a restaurant to eat out
That’s 3 days he couldn’t go out (the gas operatives needed
access to the G-casa)
That’s 3 days of broken promises from the gas operatives
That’s a driveway that has been dug up everywhere in search
of gas pipes
So believing that the principle of quid pro quo still might
The G-man called SGN (Southern Gas Networks)
…..and asked about compensation
Oh yes ! ! ! ! ! the operative exclaimed !
We do !
JUSTICE I thought
We (SGN) will pay £30 for every full day without gas…..
…..after the first day
So 3 days of misery equates to just 2 x £30 = £60
If I go overdrawn at the bank by £1 a computer generates
a letter to tell me…..
…..the cost is £40 for this invaluable information
You see the point ?
…..I don’t get the £60 directly…..
…..it’s passed to my gas supplier (First Utility) as a credit
…..because they have been out of pocket because I have
not been able to buy gas from them for 3 days ! ! ! ! !
One business looking after another business….
….at the expense of the customer
If I wish to talk to them there is a helpful 0845 number
…..so they make money even when they f*ck up
Bring on the revolution
In the meantime…..
Go on youtube
…..and listen to Bobbie Smith and the Dream Girls
singing ‘Walk on into my heart’
Heaven on a slice of vinyl