Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Scottish Power. An Apology

A few weeks ago I did a post here, voicing my anger with Scottish Power, which included this alternative version of their logo.

Somebody who works for Scottish Power subsequently spotted it and I have recently received an email from them, requesting an apology. They have objected to the 'strike through' of the word 'people' and the fact that I replaced it with the word 'cunts' and insist that I reproduce the logo here without those alterations.

As you will see from the revised logo I have duly carried out their specific request. However, due to the fact that my original complaint against Scottish Power remains unresolved, and I have had no warning about altering their logo in any other way, I feel that I have produced a revised logo that satisfies both parties in this dispute.


Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Hilarious! We're with N power and they are cunts also.

Fausty said...


Several years ago ScunttishPower phoned me to ask if I'd like to switch - I said no. They switched me anyway, thus cancelling my contract with Southern Electric.

Underhand Scottish b*stards.

I only found out that they'd switched me when SE called to find out why I'd cancelled the contract with them. I told SEI had not and asked for it to be reinstated.

Blow me, ScunttishPower called me up a few days later berating me for messing them around - and advised that they couldn't provide me with electricity anyway because I had a double meter!

Lawson Narse said...

I think Hurtful Harriet should be looking into their original logo/heading. It could be construed as racist and offensive. Best thing all round would be for them to use your new version and avoid any unpleasant connotations.

Gigits said...

We're with British Gas, who are, like the rest, utterly shit.

Whenever I've had a problem with an energy company in the past, I've gone immediately to 'EnergyWatch' or whatever they call themselves these days, and the problem has been resolved very very quickly. So, I recommend you do that.

NPower actually gave me £200 (when they originally said I owed THEM £100) and an apology after EW got onto them!

banned said...

If push comes to shove use the British Army slang " Stills " instead.
If asked reply " They are still 'cunts'".

Fidothedog said...

Nicely done, fuck em as they attempt to fuck you with the bills.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see I'm not alone in the energy company "fleece the fuck out of the customer because they've got you over a fucking barrel" stakes.

Thanks for the support ;-)

Fidothedog said...

I fucking hate N power, why is it that I always get some fucker based in sodding Wogistan.

Unable to understand a word of the English language, then a snotty fucking supervisor who defends the staff.

Rip the cunts apart I say.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Inspired GOT. Saw the apology on Facebook and thought you were wimping out.

Pleasantly surprised. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dick.

Scottish Power are definitely fucking with the wrong guy ;-)

subrosa said...

I live near their head office. Some years ago I had a query about an account and they refused to discuss it with me, so, complete with picnic hamper, tablecloth, napkins and thermos, I deposited myself in their reception area and laid out my afternoon tea.

My problem was resolved within 10 minutes.

Anonymous said...

NIce one Subrosa, I like your style!

captainff said...

Are they worse than npower? Twice npower fucked up my account and both times sent me a bill of over £7k to be paid within 7 days......... Fortunately I'm no longer a customer of theirs which makes it fun when their sales people stop by to offer me fantastic prices for my utilities.

Clunking Fist said...

Fuasty, we changed power company once. We too had the wrong meter. But we didn't find out for some time. We got a "sorry to see you go" letter from our old supplier, then nothing...

After 6 months I noticed we hadn't had a bill for a while, so started making phone calls. Being an honest sort of chap, I tried for a total of 9 months before I gave up trying to get someone to bill me for power. SOmetimes you win some...

Clunking Fist said...

Er, Fausty, I meant no disrespect.

vw = that good?

Clunking Fist said...

A nice young lady from SCottish Power rang once to entice me. "How much is your power per unit?" I asked, reasonably I thought.
"Do you work in the power industry?" I was asked.
"No, but-"
"Well, this is how it works: you tell me roughly how much your current bill is and I tell you how much we can save you" she says slightly harder than crisply.
"Well, I'll leave it, thank you" I says.

5 mins later, a scottish gentleman
rang, asking for the wife.
"are you with SCottish power?" I asks.
"Well you've no doubht listened to the tape of the conversation I had with your collegue, so I don't wish to talk to you no more"
"Well, I can tell you how much per unit" he says.
"No thank you. Please never ring me again. As you are recording this conversation, no doubt, I repeat, flag me in your telemarketing databases and never call here again. Good day."
I didn't shout, didn't swear, and felt good.