Monday, October 25, 2010

No Eskom 12 hours and counting.

So here we are 12 hours into a Eskom power failure. No word of course when it will come on again.

I want to know if the speed with which Eskom has rolled out thier network has affected the quality of the work or if this is just how things are going to be.

Eskom will of course say the quality of the work is the same as always, and is world class.

Maybe it is because I now live in a rural area and not JHB, I would like to believe this. In fact I would like to belive anything as long as there is something that can and will be done about it.

But here we sit, with the food slowly going off. And stewing in our sweat. Lest I forget to mention we cannot shower or bath unless we have electricity to power the pump.

Ahh here comes the rain again. That will cool things down a bit.

The power came on between 21:30 and 22:30.

I was asleep so no exact time.

I hear through the grapevine that Eskom did not even go out till 16:00 on Sunday afternoon, although this is pure hearsay at the moment.

Cell C.

Cell C I live in Hluhluwe. Can you help me?

Let me start at the beginning.

I had a particularly frustrating Friday.

I kept trying trying to return a missed call. Tried and tried in fact. For 45 minutes.

Then phoned the Cell C call centre. After getting through various voice menus, I explained my problem to the agent. Who did not listen or for some other reason then repeated the problem back to me incorrectly.



Agent repeats problem back to me again, correctly this time. Then asks me to confirm my cell number (caller id anyone). And then my ID.

Agent then wants to know if I have a pen and paper handy. I go to get and of course my call gets dropped because of the wonderful reception out here.

At this point, to save myself all the stress, I think "If is important they will call back."

Trevor is going to here all about this. As soon as I get electrity again.

For that saga see the next post.