While all media and TV channels report today on soaring electricity and heating prices, state broadcaster ERT 3 advised on Friday Greeks how to keep their homes warm in an inexpensive way. Some of the ERT’s fine solutions is to have a shower with the door open and to seal the fire place. But the most curious one, not to mention the most dangerous is to have the oven half open.
How will this translate into a lower power bill is not really explained.
Neither it is also explained how long the humid heat from the shower will keep family members warm or how long they will survive if the air tube/chimney of a burning fire place is sealed.
But at least they did not propose that we put head in the oven to dry our hair (or much worse to voluntarily turn into Sylvia Plaths of the 21st century).
— Eleni Iliopoulou (@ElenisZoo) January 13, 2022
Commenting on twitter, some Greeks recalled a UK energy company that advised Britons amid soaring heating price to cuddle their pets, hula-hoop in their living room or eat porridge to keep warm over the winter.
PS It would be extraordinary comical if it wasn’t inexcusable tragic! Α First Class state farce to low incomers who have to decide: eat or stay in the dark and cold.