Buzz Off: A Follow Up

I love finding out that something I have written has been justified by human action in the real world. This was precisely the case I found myself in this weekend. It is comforting to know I am not the only one who thinks a certain way.

A few weeks ago I wrote an article entitled “Buzz Off: The Problem With British Gas’ Hive“. After ranting about this latest idiotic initiative I ended the article with the following paragraph:

“The only way that I can see Hive saving people money is if you have it installed and you leave the house empty, forgetting to turn the heating off. Then you are able to turn it off using the app on your phone. Hive costs £199 to buy and have installed but for a fraction of that price I could sell you a wonderfully designed post-it with the words “TURN THE HEATING OFF”. You can stick this to the inside of your front door and save yourself a ton a money on your energy bills. And I don’t even need an awful advert and terrible song to sell it to you”

The last few days I have spent in London, with a very good friend of mine who I had not seen in a long time. Whilst in London we visited some his friends and had a couple of drinks around one of their houses. I was overjoyed to find the following on the back of his friends front door.

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Made me smile. Wonderful.


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Buzz Off: The Problem With British Gas’ Hive

I am sure everyone has seen the British Gas Hive adverts by now. Indeed they seem to be on every quarter of an hour. Even when you walk away from the TV during an intermission you can hear the nonsensical happy-go-lucky jingle following you down the hallway.

“So why aren’t you surfing on a cab, going to visit your mad Dad, or shopping for some trousers, when it starts snowing on your schnauzers, while Hive is busy controlling your heating at home”. The questionable lyrical content of the advert is not the only bone I have to pick with British Gas’ Hive.

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