Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Third World

There was a severe storm in the Auckland region last Saturday.

Australia Satellite

Thousands of homes on the North Shore lost power for one or two days.

Five days later, thousands of homes on the North Shore still do not have hot water restored.

Adolf is unable to extract from Empower or Contact Energy any explanation as to why after five days, full service has not been restored.

It impossible not to think wistfully about that highly civilized country Fiji, where citizens enjoy a standard of living which currently far exceeds that experienced by the citizens of New Zealand.

Everybody can have a warm shower in the morning, get to work within a few minutes and have confidence in the moral fortitude of the people charged with running the country

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