Wednesday, 20 August 2008

The clash...


Ok, In trying to be environmentally friendly British Gas thought they would send out four free lightbulbs to all their customers (yay free stuff!) We wont mention their catastophic prices though...

Anyway... the other day we got one of those post office 'come and get your parcel' notes. I hadn't ordered anything and my mum couldn't think of anything they ordered so we were rather curious. Then the post person turned up again on the off chance that we had come back. We had.

And it was the lightbulbs. So the 'energy saving' lightbulbs that we were given for free were too big to fit through the letter box and would have required us to drive down to the post office collection center wasting petrol and emitting CO2 into the atmosphere....

p.s haven't a clue who the people are in the picture...it was the only picture available!

3 comments:

ckny said...

Or, you know, you could walk, cycle or ride the bus to the centre?

Hardly British Gas' fault you weren't in, either.

IN FACT. Your not being home required the delivery driver to make two trips, further polluting the precious atmosphere. So it's all your fault. :)

Guy and Sarah, creatives said...

This might interest you about using light bulbs and being green:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7480958.stm

I hope were the British Gas bulbs were energy efficient ones, lol,

Guy.

The Oxymorons said...

Like CKNY said. However, if I was back home up north, then I would have driven to pick up the parcel. At uni or in London? Walked. No specific angle in my reply.

DM