Yesterday my little nephew was in shock. Literally. You see, in his two years on earth he has never known what it is not to have light. The minute the light goes off the inverter takes over and when there's need for it, the generator comes on, and then at some point PHCN restores electricity. Even at times when they don't for weeks on end, there's always the option of alternating between the generator and the inverter.
But ofcourse these times are extremely trying. I feel like rapture took place and we've been left behind to deal with a crumbling world without basic amenities. To be honest, watching his befuddlement and discomfort was rather amusing, I don't believe in sheltering one's child from some of the unpleasant realities of the world. They may not always have access or be within that comfort, so it's necessary for them to feel these things occasionally, so that wherever they find themselves adaptation wouldn't be such an abstract concept.
Yet, that's how bad things have got. Most of us drove in slow motion yesterday so as not to burn too much fuel, never have I seen so many cars driven with the glasses down, AC has become a luxury. And for the users of public transport, those I feel so sorry for. Buses on the roads are few. Someone said he paid 600 Naira from CMS to Lekki, that's a 100 or 150 Naira route.
Businesses are crumbling. Airlines are closing shop for now. Soon even 5 star hotels will either shut their gates or ration the light. There's no electricity, no fuel, no diesel, no nothing! I really feel as though I've been left behind. Even black market has become scarce!
How have you been coping? What tactics are you using? I hear it's not this bad in every state, I hear there's fuel in PH and Ogun state (my friends are driving down to Ogun today to buy), what's the situation in your state? How has this situation affected you? Where do you work; do you guys have fuel/diesel to run the business?
I'm presently at a law firm in VI where I go to work when I need some resources for legal work. I've been coming here for 4 years, and for the first time ever, the windows are open, ties have been cast aside, shirts have been left unbuttoned, socks have been kicked off, the heat is sweltering, work cannot be done. Na siddon look we dey so.
What is your situation!