Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Here's just one

There are about 180 million little things about life in Italy that drive Anglos to the point of shrieking madness.

This is one of them.
The double standard was initially adopted because in Italy, up to the second half of the twentieth century, the electric power used for lamps (Luce = lighting) and the one used for all other appliances (Forza = electromotive force; or Uso Promiscuo = general purpose) were sold at different fares, charged with different taxes, accounted with separated electricity meters, and sent on different wire lines that ended with different sockets.


1 comment:

Giancarlo said...

Just in case it all becomes too impossible to bear, the same page you quoted provides you with a permanent solution :O)