Last night, residents of Recoleta wept tears of joy as the neighborhood finally got electricity back, thanks to generators.
Until they realized it’d be impossible to sleep at night.
Apparently, the generators’ incessant roar throughout the barrio makes it quite difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Same shit different day. Who would’ve thought loud mechanical noises didn’t make for good lullabies?
Yo tengo luz, PERO PREFIERO NO TENERLA Y QUE APAGUEN ESE GENERADOR QUE NO ME DEJA DORMIR. #Recoleta
— Aldano (@YoAldano) October 16, 2015
“I have light, BUT I WOULD RATHER NOT HAVE IT AND INSTEAD HAVE THIS GENERATOR THAT WON’T LET ME SLEEP BE TURNED OFF. #Recoleta.”
As displayed by the above tweet, distraught citizens have complained about the “unbearable noise” caused by the approximately 60 generators located outside of shops and apartments. Like Mama always said, beggars can’t be chooser. The noise may be terrible, but at least the electricity is back. That much can’t be said for Barrio Norte.
Twenty percent, mostly concentrated in Barrio Norte, of those affected by the power cut still don’t have light or water as we enter the blackout’s fourth day.
Small protests have broken out mostly in Barrio Norte with citizens making small bonfires in the streets (hey, something has to make light and keep them warm). Edesur, the culpable electric company, distributed 24,000 liters of water to those affected. Over 100,000 people were initially affected, so we’re not sure which genius was in charge of the math for water distribution.
But hey, at least the neighborhood’s getting plenty of attention:
Se corta la luz en el conurbano and no one bats an eye, pasa en Recoleta and everyone loses their minds.
— Kalopsia (@aispolak) October 15, 2015