"How's your day going?"
As the energy crisis continues to be a source of anxiety for Irish businesses and households alike, a family-run supermarket in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare has been hit with a worrying bill of over €20,000 for a three month period.
Business owner Flora Crowe shared a picture of the bill on Twitter with the caption "how's your day going..."
How’s your day going …. pic.twitter.com/vYGGGPerKJ
— Flora Crowe (@floracrowe) November 8, 2022
The electricity bill from Bord Gáis came in at a total of €20,803.41 for the period between August and October of this year.
In the comments section, Flora elaborated that a bill for the same period last year was €6.5k after the shop was fitted with new LED lights and fridges.
She also joked that if anyone passed the shop and the lights were off, that they were still open, adding "I was going to say we will light a fire pit at the front door - but the coal is too expensive now too".
Crowes is a family-run supermarket, bakery and florist in the village of Sixmilebridge, and has been open since 1984. As Flora mentions in the comments of her post, the business invested in new fridges and lighting last year so that everything could be as cost effective as possible, but that staggering bills like this are "just the cost of business".
Header image via Twitter/Flora Crowe