One upon a time things were simple. Everything was nationalised and a service was provided. You did not have to think about it. If you had a problem with your electricity you rang the electricity board, likewise with gas and water. But not now. It’s all been privatised. Now the gas board offers electricity. Foreign firms run the rail and services. It’s supposed to be competition to bring the prices down. Except it doesn’t work. The prices keep going up and up. If you’re a loyal customer you get hammered. You join on a deal and then they put the rate up. If you haven’t got your eye on the ball you get taken to the cleaners.
So every year I find myself having to remember the dates for renewal and which company I’m now with and spent a glorious day on the phone listening to a robot giving me options. For my car insurance, TV package, House insurance, Gas, Electricity, internet, and crap. I have to have all my details and negotiate a deal. The alternative is to be taken for a ride.
Speaking of which – if I go on the train I have to book three months in advance and if I miss that specific train I have to pay again at an exorbitant rate.
My whole life is a nightmare of keeping tabs on everything. I have to keep a data base and plan my life out. Oh for the simple life.
Let’s renationalise!! It’s cheaper and better!!
It’s The Capitalist Way
Well my water’s with my gas
And my electricity comes from France.
My gas is Russian –
Contacting them leads me a dance.
I’m paying through the nose
To give bosses a big bonus.
Every time I use the train
I have to take out a loan as
The costs keep going up
To keep the profits rolling on the bus
For we are unwilling prisoners
In a system not designed for us.
Every single year
I spend hours on the phone
Switching to stay afloat
As cynical businessmen
Treat me like a dope.
Why can’t we take it back?
Cos it’s driving me out of my wits.
I’m sick of paying over the top
To a bunch of stinking rich gits.