'De-energising' . . . Anglo folly . . . Presidency
Published 31/08/2010 | 05:00
WELL, blow my fuse!
First I read that the ESB was cutting off 900 customers per month. Then I heard a company spokesman say on radio that the ESB actually "de-energises" around 900 customers each month. I thought, how nice it must be to be de-energised rather than cut off.
What a soothing word "de-energise" is. It has connotations of calmness and relaxation. One would be inclined to phone the ESB and ask to be de-energised. In these frenetic times, who wouldn't want to be de-energised?