“Cmon hydro one. get your shit together. Heat and running water would be nice I am sure your families all have warmth and water so get your asses in gear and do your dam job and give us hydro that we pay up the ass for.” ... was a comment I reed this morning on Social Media, Facebook.
At this day and age of social media, as well as living in a small community in Northern Ontario, I was totally disappointed that people can be still so rude. The following comments on the feed where people, whom feel the same as I. Feeling shocked and noting this behavior is uncalled for. They where defending the hydro workers that are working hard to regain our hydro back for us.
First of all, these workers are working all hours to restore our hydro. Possibly leaving their own families in the dark with no heat or running water either. Yes it is their job but bashing them isn't going to help get the work done any faster.
Second of all, as mentioned in the article bellow they have also hired other companies to come in to assist in this restoration process. To try and make this happen quicker.
I am sitting here wondering how so many people can be so greedy and self centred as to think ,"they" should get things restored quicker then anyone else?
We live in Northern Ontario where this does happen! And often!
Yes we pay too much for our hydro services. However, these people are human and they too are paying the same rates as we are. They do have families in the dark, no running water, cold and, so on! I get it!
Let us get this straight people. Compassion and a little appreciation goes a long way. Giving these workers a hard time isn't helping anything. I have friends who do this line work of all ages. Let me tell you some of the stories they have told of how rude people are to them, is nothing but disrespectful.
Stopping and telling them thank you for their work is an act of kindness that so many have forgotten. This small gesture not only makes them feel appreciated but helps them quickly and efficiently complete the job.
Take this outage as a note to better prepare for the next one. Because it is going to happen. This Ontario and this is fall and getting close to winter. Pull together and help your nabours and friends by offering them some warmth. Those who have the capabilities of generators offer a quick shower or a supply of water. Offer batteries candles for lights. Most stories here in our area have back up generators to help provide food and supplies in these times.
Look at this as what did you learn out of this power outage?
Where you ready for it?
What do you need if there where another outage?
Do you have enough supplies on hand like; water, can foods, blankets batteries and gas for your generators?
Do you have enough propane so you can boil or cook with your outdoor barbecue?
Lets get your own emergency plain and supplies in order so you will feel better prepared for out next outage.
So ... I am thankful for having the utilities we do have that makes life so much more enjoyable.
Leaving you today in positive thoughts to better prepare for unplanned outages.
Please share with me how you plan ahead for our northern outages.
Wishing you well.
MS and Living Life..
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