It’s safe to say that in the UK, British Gas isn’t a popular company. Increasing heating bills that leave the poor and elderly turning off their heating in order to keep bills down. While at the same time the company’s shareholders enjoy over £575,000,000 in profits every year. So when the social media team at British Gas decided a “question and answer” session via Twitter would be a good idea, it was sure to back fire.
Earlier today, British Gas tweeted this on social media platform Twitter:
Our Customer Services Director Bert Pijls will be taking part in a Q&A about our price rise at 1-2pm. Tweet your questions using #AskBG!
— British Gas (@BritishGas) October 17, 2013
Twitter users from around the world face palmed and got ready for the social media onslaught.
And of course Twitter did not disappoint.
— Stephen Hull (@hullstephen) October 17, 2013
Hi Bert, which items of furniture do you, in your humble opinion, think people should burn first this winter? #AskBG
— Lee Vincent (@LeeJamesVincent) October 17, 2013
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) October 17, 2013
— Lisaaaargh! (@BiscuitAhoy) October 17, 2013
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) October 17, 2013
#AskBG would it be ok to burn the corpses of your board of directors when I can’t afford heating?
— Matt Kelly (@Matt_Dot_Com) October 17, 2013
Can I please borrow your soul as you don’t seem to be using it at the moment #AskBG
— Gareth Heskett (@GarethHeskett) October 17, 2013
#askbg Do you prefer one 36 carrot gold diamond encrusted horse sized duck, or 100 36 carrot gold diamond encrusted duck sized horses?
— John Coventry (@JohnnyCov) October 17, 2013
— Cal Loftus (@calloftus) October 17, 2013
— Danny Leigh (@dannytheleigh) October 17, 2013
— edo badonde (@edoSfulton) October 17, 2013
— Steve Rose (@steveplrose) October 17, 2013
#AskBG If I email this lovely man from the Nigerian Lotto Nscam Bank my details,he says he can provide cheaper gas.What have you got to say?
— I,Clarkeyus (@paininthebrum) October 17, 2013
I’m having to burn all the junk mail you send me in order to keep warm #AskBG
— wolftic (@wolftic) October 17, 2013
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