There was no storm. There wasn’t even excessive usage.
Nonetheless, the power went out in New Providence last night, and in some areas for up to seven hours.
Maybe Nelie Day was right.
Bahamians were outraged that the novice travel writer dared to imply that some Bahamians lived in straw huts. They lambasted her on Facebook for being “so ignorant” about Bahamians life and culture.
Many Bahamians insisted that Ms Day be fired from her free-lance writing job at Travels.com and demanded that the website pull the article off the web (which it did).
“She made us look like we lived in a third-world hovel”, said one irate nationalist, during the storm of protest on Facebook.
Well, nothing says third-world like the inability to keep the power on. Especially when it goes off for seven hours, without warning and for no apparent reason.
One young man even posted a video featuring him wearing a straw hat, in the dark, facetiously complaining about how he lived in a straw hut without electricity. He thought he was funny.
How hard was he laughing last night while he really did sit in the dark?
Bahamians tripped over themselves to attack Ms Day on Facebook after her admitedly foolish, but innocent mistake.
Wonder how many of those same Bahamians will swarm to Facebook to castigate the incompetents at BEC for putting us back in the dark ages, and bringing Nellie Day’s illusion of The Bahamas as a third-world hovel to a reality.