Thursday, July 3, 2014

Penalty Blackout

1) Meenu tried to switch on the lights of the room. The room was dark, but her counting skills were great. She knew the light switch was 4th from left. She counted, switched it on and  patiently waited for the room to lit. But the lights never came in.

2) At 34 degrees , she was sweating hard. She reached out to the fan switch, pressed it hard, looked up to the fan, but it wouldn't start.

3) Suddenly she felt  chilled water beneath her legs. Ice formation from the sides of the freezer had completely melted. Perils - she screamed. Perils of using an age old refrigerator. It always needs a manual defrost.
Electricity supply was on, but electrical appliances were not working.
Stabilizers performed well - but gadgets stayed mute.

Meenu had got used to this situation. What followed - was a mundane course of action :
  • She picked up the phone and dialled the "Wastage Board" 
  • She put up a telephonic request for "Gadgets Restart".
  • A "Penalty Pin Number" was generated along with "Units of Electricity Wasted" and "Penalty Amount"
  • It also had a statutory warning :  To regret such inconvenience in future - Stop Wastage of Electricity
Meenu made the payment-  the functioning was restored. But yet again - the warning was ignored.

This post is part of Ultimate Blogging Challenge - July 2014 - Day 3.
My Theme for Week 1 - "Nature"


Rachel Curtis said...

Interesting blog, we rely on electricity so much don't we x

Priya Shiva said...

Interesting post! All gadgets and comforts have made us so mechanical and dependent.

Suzy said...

Interesting story. We should avoid wastage and respect nature. Nicely depicted. Dropping by from UBC

Reema D'souza said...

An interesting way to deliver the message. Hope everybody realizes their mistakes and stop wasting the resources.

Anonymous said...

Stop wastage of electricity..we need it. Simply woven and impactful story:)

Leo said...

I like your theme, and the message you are trying to convey with it :)

Sheethal Susan Jacob said...

Yes.... we have been ignoring all these warnings for so long now...

Shilpa Garg said...

Very imaginative and creative and a fabulous message too!