Friday, February 8, 2008

Oh dear, what's going on?

I have to admit to feeling a little apprehensive about dear old sunny South Africa ever since electricity became a luxury item. It all began more than a year ago in Cape Town, but here in Durban, we weren't really affected at all and so we didn't panic. Then, all of a sudden, it hit us. About two weeks ago, there were daily blackouts in suburbs around SA, causing absolute havoc for those running businesses from home; those trying to raise kids and those trying to cook dinner.

It became a national crisis. We didn't have enough power, they said. Holy crap, you've got to be kidding. It was first a case of denial, then anger and then slowly, acceptance. Most of still grappling with the latter phase. But I've gone out and bought a gas stove; gas lights; candles and ethanol based two plate cooker and lights. Remnants of the brownie in me coming out: be ready for any situation.

In the interim, I am wondering how this would impact on my relationship status. I think I could actually have quite a lot of fun with the lights out if I had a hot partner to share the non-air-conditioned atmosphere with. Applicants apply via this blog!!! x