I think we've all been there, done that, etc.
I'll try to keep this short, but I really couldn't wait to post this:
For the past few days, we've been experiencing power outages all over the island. It's been as hot as Hades here recently, unusual for May, which does nothing to alleviate the growing anger at the power company.
At the onset of this dilemma, we, like many others, called the customer service department (ad nauseum) to ascertain when power would be restored. They first started out with some cock-'n-bull story about, "dumping loads". No shit! (and pun definitely intended). Eventually, they got 'Bionic Betty' (my term for those automated answering systems) to spew out some pre-recorded excuse for the lack of service:
"Please accept our apologies but we are experiencing some technical and mechanical difficulties at this time. We are working on restoring the power to your area as quickly as possible. The Grand Bahama Power Company wishes to thank you for conserving power."
"...conserving power." Really?? Like we have a choice?!?!?
So, yesterday they had two articles in our one and only local newspaper (The Freeport News) about the power situation. One of the articles quotes the Chief of the power company remarking, among other things, this gem:
"We apologize for any inconvenience that this is causing our customers. We are trying to spread out the inconvenience as much as possible."
Really! I shit you not!