“Dumsor” is Real!
As time passes rather than getting used to “Dumsor” I get more nervous. My nervousness arises from or for 4 different reasons:
1. Inability to plan because blackouts are unscheduled, unplanned and without warning
2. The rising cost of surviving means that managing recurrent expenses and taking care of daily affairs has become extremely difficult. The monies used for the generator mean less for other important things.
3. The wear and tear on the generator is perhaps amidst the rest of my fears, the biggest. The cost of replacing or repairing generators is massive and knowing that generators like any and all machines have a limit on usage and life
4. I provide “free” power for a few neighbours including the local pharmacy who desperately need power for care… Today was my nightmare day … the machine broke down …. business stopped and alternatives had to be sought! There was no comfort in learning that Adom, The Guide et al have all suffered similar or worse fates!
All I can say to those people who cannot see any correlation between “Dumsor” and productivity is clearly that they have never had to work or been truly productive before … maybe they have simply benefitted from society and individuals and therefore simply do not get it! “DUMSOR” is real
I use twice the amount i use for electricity to pay for fuel for the generator. And now to make matters worse, it gas started making funny noises of protest. I so frightened it will give up on us…smh dumsor is more than real for me