Inspired by the famous story of Willy Wonka and the “golden ticket”, Connecticut Light & Power, in conjunction with the offices of Governor (Book’em Danno) Malloy, has announced that a prize will be awarded to the first Greenwich resident who spots a CL&P utility truck anywhere within the Town’s borders, and calls the contest hotline!
What’s the prize? A guided tour of the Capital building in beautiful downtown Hartford by none other than 3rd deputy governor (and CT Lottery chairman), Mr. Frank Farricker!
As I was discussing this morning with blogger Chris Fountain, there are two possible causes for why CL&P is deliberately avoiding Greenwich:
1. It’s political. Helping Greenwich rich people get their power back first would be terrible for public relations. Never mind the ONE BILLION + DOLLARS that Greenwich pays in state taxes each year…we receive no thanks, we receive no favors. “#%@& Greenwich”, as Hartford politicians like to say.
2. Generators. The other possible cause is that all the biggest complainers, the ones with any kind of clout whatsoever, long since gave up on the formally-reliable CL&P, and purchased generators. “I’ve got my %#@&-ing generator, I don’t care how long the power stays out!”, one imagines them saying.
So, where does that leave thee and me, regular folks with neither clout nor generators ? Screwed, what else!