Super Mom

Dear Municipality

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my services as accountant.  Clearly the accountant / clerk / council member / town mayor has no idea how to calculate and increase in electricity rates.

Now, as it was, I had a small heart failure when I heard about the 33 % increase.  We had ample warning though, so I expected the increase and had a drink before I opened up my account.

Unfortunately the drink as not enough.  My account was more than double what it has been at it’s highest.  Now excuse me for asking a stupid question – how did you calculate that?

Oh wait……  I can’t ask that question because nobody at your offices will be able to answer it.  That is if they actually answer the phone.

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A man dies and goes to hell.  There he finds that there is a different hell for each country.  He decides he’ll pick the least painful to spend eternity.  He goes to the German Hell and asks, “What do they do here?”  He is told first they put you in an electric chair for an hour.  Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour.  Then the German devil comes in and whips you for the rest of your day.  The man does not like the sound of that at all so he moves on.

He checks out the USA hell as well as the Russian hell and many more.  He discovers that they are all similar to the German hell.

Then he comes to the South African hell and he finds that there is a long line of people waiting to get in.  Amazed, he asks, What do they do here?”  He is told first they put you in an electric chair for an hour.  Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour.  Then the South African devil comes in and whips you for the rest of your day.

“But that’s exactly the same as all the other hells.  Why are there so many people waiting to get in?” he asks.  “Because Eskom is struggling and is powerless, there is never any electricity, so the electric chair doesn’t work.  The nails were paid for but never supplied, so the bed is comfortable to sleep on.  And, on top of that, the South African devil is a government employee, he won’t come to work till he gets his 12% increase, which of course will never happen!

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6 responses

  1. Bond Girl

    haha love it! my electricity, water and rates bill scares me monthly!

    August 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm

  2. Time to install that prepaid meter?

    Did you hear that in early 2010 there will *another* 40 % increase, followed by another one the year after?

    I think I’d better work out how to make fire by rubbing sticks together…

    August 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    • We are doing that this month 🙂 And installing a gas stove

      August 12, 2009 at 3:29 pm

  3. joanne E

    We did a prepaid meter 10 years ago after I phoned there in tears about our R900 a month electricity account. The credit amount was enough to pay for a years worthof rates! We got a gas stove abut 2 years back, but I still prefer electric for baking. But everything else, gas is the way to go! Just wish we could go completely off the council grid!

    August 13, 2009 at 8:00 am

  4. Jaxie

    Our electricity bill also doubled with the 33% increase – go figure. URGH.

    August 13, 2009 at 11:07 am

  5. Mwaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…

    August 19, 2009 at 10:27 pm

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