Monday, January 11, 2010

Monkey Business

To give you a flavour of the kind of executive business problems we have to deal with here at Red Chilli, we had a customer report a problem to us this morning.

Turns out there is a monkey fried on a power cable just outside his room. The monkeys leap from tree to tree, and house to tree, but where there are no trees near the houses, they will run up and down the power cables.

This one obviously reached out for a juicy avocado whilst still on the cable, or simply didn't clear the building before stepping on to the cable. How do you sensitize vervets to the dangers of electrocution?

So now we have to figure out how to get the corpse down. It will mean turning the power off at some point and then someone has the grizzly task of removing the body.

This is when I'm glad we have a team of camp attendants who will no doubt see the task as a manly challenge, and I can stick to the VAT returns...

2 comments:

DK said...

When my grandparents lived in Calcutta, my grandfather was a senior electrician putting in the first electricity supply the city had ever had. A routine part of the job was removing the dead bodies of the Indian's who'd been climbing up to get twigs to use as toothbrushes and decided to cling onto the power cables en route.

Anne-Marie Weeden said...

Dirty work indeed. As is the oil. The government keeps saying "It doesn't have to go all Nigeria, oil can be good too - look at Norway...". But then look at Norway's government compared to ours here: transparent; committed to civil service not personal gain; democratic; accountable... Sigh...