We have been rationed for our water supply since October last year. If we had one hour of water a day we counted our blessings. When we had water, we would be so lucky to have sufficient pressure to fill the tank on the roof, so that when water was cut off again we would have some reserve for the life essentials. You know, like toilet flushing, washing dishes and clothes, those things.
Anyway, that has lasted for months and yesterday I read in the local newspaper that the problem had been solved and that Iraklio would be once more be served with a normal water supply. That was yesterday. We had been without water for 2 days already. So, like children waiting for Santa Claus we went asleep, expecting to have a normal water supply today. At 7 this morning, when we woke up, there was no water. At noon there was still no water. At 2 I called the service, telling them that we were in dire need of some water. “Not to worry, normal supply would be restored in the afternoon”. The Greek afternoon (apógevma) starts anywhere between 3 and 5 and ends anywhere between 7 and 9. So, we had to wait. It would be well worthwhile. We had been invited to a BBQ in the evening and left the house at 8:30. There was no water yet.
We just came back (it’s now almost 2 o’clock) and there is still no water. What I would like to know is this: an “afternoon”, on a Saturday, how long does that last?
Is it still Saturday afternoon? Because I sure could do with some water.