In the past couple of days, Malta has been experiencing frequent power cuts that have left locals baffled – and annoyed! (When we can't blame Boiler No. 7, who can we blame? Ah, those were the days...)
Enemalta has stated that all this was due to the “abnormal high demand.” Woops. And while the sitch seems stable (emphasis on seems), we’re still crossing our fingers that it won’t happen again because well, it was frustrating with a capital F! These are the stages we ALL experienced.
1. You’re getting stuff done
Yes! It’s great so far. You’re super productive and you’re getting all your stuff in order and crossed off your never-ending to-do list.
2. Instant darkness
Ah, shit. The lights go off, and so does your PC. But if you’re lucky enough to work on a laptop and least you can survive on battery power.
We take this for granted so much! You think you can still function and get things done but nope - the internet has left the building, too. Greeeaaaat.
4. That awkward moment
Hmm… what do we do now? We’re like sitting ducks. Hadd ma jaf x’ha jaqbad jaghmel!
5. The endless phone calls
Everyone is calling up the tech guys, the service providers, and every possible human being we think of to hopefully save us from this misery.
6. Man down!
And then it hits… God helps us! The AC isn’t working. We’re experiencing a heatwave and we legit are beginning to melt at a fast pace.
7. Something HAS TO go wrong
Ilallu man! The computer shorted. *Insert Maltese swear words here* X’ha naghmlu?
8. The blinding white
And then there was light! Halle-fricking-lujah, the power is running again, things are slowly turning on and we can all get back to the grind… after we sort the shortage mess that is.
How did you deal with the power outage?