Monday, April 09, 2007

Programmed Admission of Fault = No Punishment for being careless!

I woke up this morning, switched on the bedroom lights, walked to the bathroom, switched on the lights there and began my daily routine of washing up & dressing up for work. Switched everything off & left home in my car. In short, my usual routine, which is the same for just about every working man or woman, give or take a few alterations or so in the routine (driving kids to school, dropping off spouse, picking up breakfast, etc.)

It never occurred to me to consider - in this time, in this day & age - that my government, the Kuwaiti Government, whose Emir has just donated KD 8 Million to establish a world-class Cardiac Treatment Center "Along the lines of St. Luke's Roosevelt Center in the USA, has begun to ration the country's Electricity & Water services.

I never imagined that a country like Kuwait, whose companies include those that have the bargaining power to purchase Globally-successful Automobiles like Aston Martin, and DaimlerChrysler, and whose banks have worldwide coverage and amazing Returns On Investments, would have a Ministry of Electricity & Power (and not a privatized power company yet), whose employees present the audacity to ration these essential services to the consumers! Those very same consumers that buy & use Aston Martins, DaimlerChryslers and Maybachs, and bank with the best banks of the world, let alone the country!
This is what Kuwait has been reduced to; A bunch of inept government employees making brain farts that pass off as ideas & decisions to other, similar manufacturers of Greenhouse gases in higher levels of the government, and who actually approve this sort of action.
OK, agreed, last year's fiasco is being mitigated and will be addressed properly in due course, but why did it take so long in the first place, one has to ask..why, after the constant outages througout Kuwait over the last 3 years (yes, it's been that long) was there no effort-until late last year-to combat the rising demands of power & water?
Sadly, I'm fearful that images such as this will be more common in the near future.

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