Good morning! Have you removed your jackets and ties yet? Have you got around to turning your air-conditioning down to a moderate 25C? Have you opened your bedroom windows yet? Have you ever opened your bedroom windows?
The looming natural-gas shortage seems to have ballooned out of proportion in all the wrong ways to the point that it has become a farce _ a comedy of errors, so to speak.
The prime minister and her cabinet milked the crisis to their advantage last week. Pictured on the front page of The Newspaper You Can Trust, they were seen walking en masse to Government House, sans suit jackets, wearing just a shirt or blouse and broad smiles to show the brave effort they were making to conserve energy. It earned them more column inches that the crash-landing of an army helicopter during the joint Thai-US Cobra Gold military exercise which resulted in injuries to five people.
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