I have now watched a couple of episodes of this new CSI show and I think I am more than qualified to investigate “the Great Turkish Blackout of 2015”.
After lengthy investigation I have 3 main suspects:
- A terrorist plot. Who could it be? Bilmiyorum.
- A pimply faced 12 year old boy trying to obtain the schematics of NASA’s space station for his bedroom wall … oh wait wrong program.
- Türkiye forgot to pay the electric bill – most likely.
Here’s what I know.
I went into the city yesterday to meet some friends for lunch. There was no electricity in the village. I shrug my shoulders (there is never any electricity in the village). As I reached Çarşı there is no electricity there either. Oh well. I catch my next dolmuş and continue through Mersin. Pozcu – no electricity. At this point I am like “Woah all of Mersin! Sucked in!”. As I reached Mezitli and my destination and there was still no electricity I realised “damn lunch is going to be cancelled” but no – bless Mersin Marina for their own electricity supply!
Lunch was lovely. I drank too much and got too much sun. I suffer for that now.
One friend from Adana told me her electricity was out too. “How funny is that? Two cities, no electricity”.
I finally got home completely sloshed and feeling no pain but there was still no bloody electricity. The Turk informed me that the electricity was, in fact, out all over Turkey including Istanbul and Ankara and that it was a terrorist plot or a military coup. My first thought was “Yikes”. My second thought “that movie War Games”. Do you know the one? Matthew Broderick starred in it, like, 50 years ago or something, and he nearly started WWIII with the click of a mouse button. Someone should check the whereabouts of Matthew Broderick.
Officially Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said all possible causes were under investigation “including terrorism”. Conveniently enough President Erdogan was out of the country as was the Electricity Minister.
It has suggested to me that it was an April Fools joke. That’s seems to be a pretty elaborate joke, well done to you, however check your calendar before you pull a prank you goose!
We finally got our electric back but not before The Turk suggested we make our own – bada bing bada boom. Daughter said that the electrical outage was “a current event”. You see we are all fecking comedians in this household!
My CSI investigation is still underway so keep checking back for when I finally arrest my suspect. It will be exciting. Seriously though, if Turkiye did forget to pay the electric bill someone should diarise this shit because it was bloody inconvenient yesterday.
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