Danie Toerien
2 minute read
7 Dec 2021
4:30 am

Lost in time and darkness, thanks to load shedding

Danie Toerien

Were we transported into the time before time, when there was only darkness and no light?

Photo for illustration: iStock

Time-travelling, when done properly, with the correct planning, snacks for the journey, and a comfortable outfit, is always a highlight for me. But when things go wrong, it’s horrible. There we were, last Friday evening, with coke, popcorn and chocolate: destination Milan 1978. We made sure to be on time, as always. We made ourselves comfortable in the reclining seats and waited for the lights to dim. At exactly 7.30pm a semi-darkness was induced in the cabin and the pre-travel sequence started. For me, the events leading up to one’s arrival at your chosen destination are almost as much fun...