Just picked this up, and had to share it:
"Commenting on a complaint from a Mr Arthur Purdey about a large gas
a spokesman for North Westgas said, "We agree it was rather high for the
time of year. It's possible Mr Purdey has been charged for the gas used
during the explosion that destroyed his house.""
I don't know the source but the quote was on The News Quiz years ago.
Another one like it told of a man who woke up to the smell of gas. He
rushed downstairs and found he'd left the cooker on but unlit.
Relieved with averting a deadful accident, he sat down and lit a
When he woke up, he was lying in his front garden, surrounded by the
remains of his house.
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| Given my experience of British Gas, they swept up the numerals
| from the exploded meter and arranged them into a pleasing order.
I had to fight with British Gas with a bill where the Present and Previous
readings would have indicated that I was running a moderately-sized
gas-fired power station or that the meter was going backwards.
This was when they decided they were going to put the downstairs neighbour's
meter on my bill.
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