During the past decade there has been an outcry over the energy crisis in Pakistan, innumerable articles blogs and essays can be found on the internet one buried under the other and so on where the author can be found griping about the crisis of electricity load shedding
With the uncountable minuses of this crisis, there is a plus side also, in fact MANY:
1. SOLUTION TO THE CONCENTRATION PROBLEM:
Not being much fond of watching television, the greatest predicament for you when you sit down to study is that your siblings would have the volume of the TV turned up most of the times, diverting your concentration. Load shedding for such people proves much help, when the light goes out, ups or generator comes TTR, since the cable operator in your area doesn’t bother to start his, you get enough time to focus on your studies, as soon as the electricity is gone you hit the books and study up a storm which otherwise is not possible.
2. CHANCE TO KNOW YOUR FAMILY:
You get a chance to sit with your family and have a healthy conversation with them, things like fb, twitter, YouTube, TV etc. have rendered us quite reticent, there’s no denying this bitter reality that these sideshows keep our days and nights occupied so we rarely get the break to chat with our family members and know what’s going on around in the house.
3. NOISE POULLTION GETS FRIENDLY:
I can say Noise pollution is friendly, When the generator is on rest of the noise gets drowned out, so when your mother calls out your name to ask you to lend her a hand in some household chore, you can feign ignorance (“Yes I hear you but I’m not listening”) and keep on doing whatever you were up to, and if she complains later on, “couldn’t hear you THE GENERATOR WAS ON” is the statement best in your defense.
4. SAVINGS AHEAD:
You can save a lot on your electricity bill, imagine if the day is a scorcher and you have electricity supply 24/7 wouldn’t you keep your air conditioner or air cooler on all the time? That’s where you can save money. When there’s no electricity, no air conditioning, hence enough SAVING. And likewise the costs that come on other electrical devices usage also falls down to a level where an ample sum of money can be saved. Admit it by choice or by force you’re THRIFTY now!
5. IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO START A PART TIME BUSINESS THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME:
Manufacturing companies of Generators, Ups, and solar panels are earning to an all-time high now, ever since Pakistan has been suffering from this severe energy shortfall, these businesses have pretty much flourished[all profit and no loss at all]. You can make a fortune this way so why not try your luck.
6. TERMINATING UNDESIRABLE TALKS:
When you go online and somebody really annoying strikes up a conversation with you, and you have this strong urge to rid yourself of that person, you suddenly log out, and after making it sure he/she must be stacking z’s by now or is otherwise offline, you can login again and drop in a message to their inbox saying “Sorry yar light chali gayi thi,net nahi arha tha will ttyl.”
7. ADIOS! DUMB TALK SHOWS:
If you don’t have a generator and it’s a family tradition to turn off the TV when the entire house is on UPS, you can always count on load shedding for salvaging you from the relentlessly-never-ending-boring talk shows and news that your parents make you watch. (SWEET ELECTRICITY SHORTFALL)
8. AVOIDING SOCIALIZING:
If you’re least social you can avert gatherings by telling your relatives,” I had been looking forward to it and I was all set to attend this ceremony,, but the electricity went out just at the last minute I couldn’t get my dress ironed, plus the water tank was empty, had to wait for electricity that never came, so I had to stay home to look after the household.”
9. BECOMING AN EXPERT LIAR:
THE DOG ATE MY ASSIGMENT? Oh c’mon that’s the dumbest excuse ever; when electricity load shedding equips you with the best of all excuses why use these OLD worn-out dumb ones.
If your teacher or friend has asked you to write up an article or assignment or asks you to come online on Skype and you’re too lethargic to be there, or just don’t feel like doing anything at the moment you can simply put the blame on WAPDA and away with the trouble. Easy as pie!
Tolerance, patience and remembrance Of ALLAH in drastic weather conditions go hand in hand with electricity shortfall. Ten years back when electricity would go out you would curse WAPDA to your gratification but now it’s gotten pretty monotonous so you hold your tongue and try to keep your composure whenever the electricity goes out.
“Bijli” shortfall taught you HOW TO TAME YOUR TEMPER, be grateful to it.
Enjoy your summers with LOAD-SHEDDING!