Have you ever been sitting at your computer, watching the television or even just boiling the kettle when the electricity is switched off for no apparent reason?
Unfortunately these are common occurrences in this part of the world, usually these mini blackouts only last for a short while, but the nuisance value is tremendous.
For example, computer work can be lost instantly, think of the implications to business or even the embarrassment of having to ask clients to repeat themselves. Computers are sophisticated pieces of machinery and do not respond well to being suddenly spiked.
No warnings or explanations are given prior to these blackouts and if asked why, the people responsible answer in the usual way (shrug shoulders, wave hands about and walk away) for a modern country like Spain this is a pretty outdated attitude to the way businesses or even modern lives are run.
Imagine stock exchanges, being brought to a standstill, by a little man up a ladder putting up Fairy lights for a street party!