Electricité du Liban (EDL,) the public establishment in charge of distributing electricity in Lebanon, recently announced the launch of its new website, and it's safe to say Lebanese are not impressed.
As people in Lebanon continue to struggle with daily power cuts, they were quick to poke fun at EDL's website launch.
Known for rising above crises with humor, Lebanese cracked jokes about the irony of having a website for EDL while the power is out for several hours every day.
This comes as the Lebanese have been facing outages since the 1975-1990 civil war, with some areas in the country receiving only a few hours of electricity a day.
EDL kick-started its website with a "new look" earlier this week, according to LBCI.
Among the services offered on the website are informing costumers of relevant laws and regulations, and allowing them to view their electricity bills.
The establishment is reportedly also working on a mobile application to facilitate access to its services.
Here's what the Lebanese had to say about the new website:
"Let's hope we have electricity to open the website"
"There's no power, but there's an online website" ... the irony!
"We should have power first before they launch a website."
The real question is: Is the website as unreliable as the company's other services?
"Is the website available 24/24? Or is it like the electricity, which is out 24/24?"
"Is the website available 24/24 or is it on and off?"
Are they searching for new modern ways to rob us?
"If this is the new website, how bad was the old one?"
From the multiple typos to the amateur layout, the old version was pretty bad, to say the least.
So, it's only fair to say kudos to EDL for stepping up!