As I told you yesterday, it is currently a big holiday week here in the Philippines. Today, as I publish this column, it is All Saint’s Day. Tomorrow is All Soul’s Day. Saturday and Sunday will probably be days that most people take off from work, because it’s a post-holiday weekend after all!
One thing that I find annoying during times like this is that if something stops working, it probably won’t be fixed until Monday. For example, if my Internet Provider (PLDT) goes down anytime between Wednesday afternoon and Sunday, it will likely not be fixed until Monday, when the full staff is back at work. Funny thing, it seems that every time there is a long holiday weekend, the Internet always goes down on the first day of the holidays too! 😉
The same goes for almost any basic service. If electricity quits working, it will probably be fixed, but at a very slow pace, as the number of workers available for such a fix will be very limited.
I’ve been living here for almost 8 years now, though, so I have somewhat grown used to this. In years past, I would get angry about this. If the Internet was down, I would go days being angry, and feeling almost distressed. Now, though, nothing I can do, so I just live with it.
How about you? Could you live with it, or would it drive you crazy?