BACKGAMMON, SLEEP: SYRIANS' ARMS TO COMBAT POWER OUTAGES!

BACKGAMMON, SLEEP: SYRIANS' ARMS TO COMBAT POWER OUTAGES!
Investigations | 26 Dec 2014

Syrians have become used to depending on chargers, generators, or even candles, to face the power outage crisis. Suwaydaa's residents have, however, devised new methods such as sleeping, playing backgammon, and cards, as well.

Rabee chooses his room and his bed as his escape from the boredom of long hours of power outage during the day. He says, in his distinct local dialect: "power outages will wear your nerves thin... it depresses you and closes the world onto you. So you cut your suffering short, and go to sleep."

The idea of electric generators does not appeal to Abu Mohammed. He thinks they are a waste of money, especially with the rise in fuel prices and the nasty difficulty in obtaining them also. His solution is quite simple: "A game of backgammon with Abu Samir, will settle everything."

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