Fah-reaking (Freaking) Again!

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@bluesa (12715)
Johannesburg, South Africa
November 22, 2017 7:37am CST
We're going to be sitting without power yet again! This is one of those rare times we have actually been notified. They will be switching off our electricity for 8 hours tonight to fix the same issue they were supposed to fix the last four times they switched our electricity off for 8 hours. They love 8 hours! What they do during those hours is a mystery, but I can tell you what they don't do, they don't fix the issue!  Because if they did ever actually fix it, then they wouldn't have to keep messing us around like this! As you can tell, I am a tad upset by this!  Thank you for letting me vent! Image : free Pixabay
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@hereandthere (24050)
• Philippines
22 Nov
four times? do they even explain why it's still not fixed?
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Nov
No, they are not very forthcoming with information. When asked, they simply tell us they are trying to fix the problem. I think they are a problem!
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• Philippines
22 Nov
@bluesa i think so, too!
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@MALUSE (32699)
• Denmark
22 Nov
This is happening now? In the 21st century? It reminds me of the post-war GDR (German Democratic Republic).
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Nov
Yes, this continues happening to us. They always claim they are fixing the problem! But it is never fixed!
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@MALUSE (32699)
• Denmark
22 Nov
@bluesa What is the reason for this?
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov
@MALUSE , they are inept, I can only conclude they are inept. They say that they did not plan for more stress on the grid and they underestimated the storms during summer, there are bad lightning strikes. They said a transformer was leaking. Then they go mute.
@ilocosboy (33263)
• Philippines
22 Nov
The unannounced power interruption in our place cause so many troubles, the fish and meat in the ref doesn't smell good and we have to dispose it.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Nov
They don't take into account that it ruins food and can damage appliances.
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@ilocosboy (33263)
• Philippines
22 Nov
yeah, I can relate to that. Many appliances got damaged because of this sudden burst of electricity to our appliances.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov
@ilocosboy , yes, power surges are very damaging. And there was so much to do before they cut the power and after, that it messed up two days.
@Corbin5 (81435)
• United States
22 Nov
I would be upset too. Seems like they just try to patch things up to save money, and then the patch-job fails once again.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Nov
I agree they must be doing patch up jobs and shoddy ones at that.
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov
I can see how annoyed you are. Your rage has turned your dark curls into straight blonde hair. You must have been really, really mad!!! You'll just have to think of something enjoyable to do in the dark!!!
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov
and my eyes changed colour too, @WorDazza!!! Like eat a box of chocolates, Dazza?
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
24 Nov
@bluesa What else could I have possibly meant?? Don't answer that!!!
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Nov
@WorDazza , just that cuddling a teddy bear is the next best thing, is what else you probably meant
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
23 Nov
oh, i sympathize with you. it seems you are experiencing what we usually have here. power outage is indeed disappointing. i hope you will be able to do some more productive things while you have no electricity. incidentally, it will be our schedule again tomorrow, because we won't have electricity from 8AM to 5PM. the advisory stated that the electric cooperative will transfer loads to the newest electric substation.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov
Oh no, Ingrid, I am so sorry you also have to deal with such nonsense! I hope the hours will not drag.
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
24 Nov
@bluesa happy i am because we don't have the 9 hours power interruption.
@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
24 Nov
@bluesa but then again, it is re-scheduled on Monday.
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@dodo19 (28082)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Nov
That is definitely not pleasant. I can understand why you're upset. I would be too. 8 hours is a long time.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Nov
Thanks, it was so frustrating. They really mess us around.
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@dodo19 (28082)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
24 Nov
@bluesa I can imagine that it was frustrating and made things challenging for you guys. It would be tricky for anyone.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Nov
@dodo19 and my Mom is on an oxygen machine, so we hope they have finally fixed the issue.
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@DianneN (59247)
• United States
23 Nov
It must be ultra frustrating for you, and I don't blame you one bit for being so aggravated. Hope they fix it this time!
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov
It is, Dianne. Thank you so much!
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@DianneN (59247)
• United States
26 Nov
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@Dyvette16 (1382)
• San Antonio, Texas
22 Nov
Yes it can cause issues with no power , I hope it is on sooner than expected !
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Nov
It causes so much trouble and extra work. Thanks, at least it was back on, on time. :)
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@Dyvette16 (1382)
• San Antonio, Texas
24 Nov
@bluesa yes I believe so & yes that is great !
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@m_audrey6788 (11601)
• Germany
22 Nov
Sorry my friend for having that kind of bad situation I hope you`ll feel better soon
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Nov
Thank you @m_audrey6788 , we're hoping that this time they will really fix the problem.
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• Germany
22 Nov
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• Canada
23 Nov
I am glad they gave you notification of this but sorry to hear about the issue being repeated yet again, not to mention all the stress it will cause for you:(.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov
Thank you, I know that you know how worrying this is for me and my family.
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@moffittjc (35662)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Nov
Oh Catherine! I'm not even affected by this and I'm getting upset right along with you! There are third-world countries that don't lose power as much as you have lately. That should be a major embarrassment for your electricity provider. Is the utility company state-owned, or is it a private business? Because when you turn off a customer's power, that means they are not generating a bill, which means loss of revenue for the electric company.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov
Thank you, Jeff . They don't get embarrassed! I swear they have no pride! They were even an hour late, can't even stick to a schedule! They are state owned.
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@FayeHazel (11583)
• United States
22 Nov
Vent away! That is frustrating
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov
Thank you! I am still simmering.
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Nov
I hope they actually fix the problem this time.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Nov
Thank you, so do we, but we live with bated breath.
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@LadyDuck (121558)
• Switzerland
22 Nov
Oh goodness, not again! I hope that this time it will be the good one.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov
Yes, yet again, they messed us around. Thank you, Anna, I hope so too.
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@shaggin (26786)
• United States
22 Nov
I hate when the electricity is off but I do appreciate getting notified but it’s stoll inconvenient.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Nov
I suppose being notified is something, but agreed all still very inconvenient.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
22 Nov
Thank goodness you were notified and you can plan accordingly. I would prefer if it was off during the day - not at night.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Nov
True, at least we were notified. I am not sure which I prefer.
@dgobucks226 (6687)
25 Nov
No electricity again? You must go through a lot of batteries Catherine, lol. Although it is no laughing matter
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Nov
It does drive us close to insane. Tomorrow they say they are testing out some stuff and we should expect breaks in power
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29 Nov
@bluesa There getting as bad as North Korea What's with the testing?
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Dec
@dgobucks226 they are inept buffoons, is all I can think
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@YrNemo (8474)
26 Nov
I like what you wrote there, 'What they do during those hours is a mystery, but I can tell you what they don't do...'
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Nov
• Pamplona, Spain
23 Nov
Sorry that you have been without power and they sound much like our lot here that go and leave you without an explanation as to what has been going on and if they do fix it we neve rknow anything except for the bill that they send us. They are very good at sending Bills though that is for sure.
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@bluesa (12715)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Nov
Thank you, sorry that they are also inept by you, they do not think that about the strain on us. And yes, somehow they have no problem sending bills!