Back on Gas

Mrs. Edith Slack waited twenty years to ask the Gas Board to reconnect her gas cooker which its workers had accidentally left disconnected. She didn't ask sooner because her husband "didn't like making a fuss."

As Pink Floyd said, "Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way."

London Sunday Mirror- July 5, 1959

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Nov 14, 2023
     Category: Utilities | United Kingdom

I guess it´s true, in a roundabout way, to say the workers left the cooker disconnected seeing as how they never delived it.
Posted by F.U.D. in Stockholm on 11/14/23 at 04:54 AM
Mr. Slack gave its meaning to the expression "slacking". Maybe the Slacks could have used the war as an excuse for his slacking for the first six years, but the other fourteen are just a guy refusing to call the company (or let his wife do it) for fear of being accused of extreme procrastination.
Posted by Yudith on 11/15/23 at 04:34 PM
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