If you think hell is other people then I recommend calling Transco the Gas Overlords and spending some quality time with their painfully inept voice recognition software. (Cue flat, unutterably dull voice) "If there is a smell of gas or gas emergency, please say 'gas emergency'. If you need help, please say 'help.' I'm sorry, could you say that again? Your address is not recognised." For fuck's sake. Why must it take so much effort to hook up gas and electricity? Why is the agency so incompetent? Why have I not got a monkey specifically trained to deal with tasks such as these?
Transco can be reached on 08706081524, although if you get cross for long enough a real live human will come on the other end.