South Africa is currently facing one of the biggest loadshedding crises seen around the world. What started as stage two load shedding last week has quickly moved on to stage four load shedding.

While South African minister of public enterprise Pravin Gordhan and chairperson for Eskom board Jabu Mabuza try to calm us all and figure out a way forward, South Africans have been doing what they do best - find the humour in literally any situation no matter how serious. 

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While our playfulness can cross the line sometimes, these memes and pickup lines that were generated (see what we did there?) by some of our fellow good-humoured South Africans have kept us too busy laughing to notice how many candles we've had to purchase over the past few days.

Well not that busy, but you get what we mean.

These are some of our favourite loadshedding texts that you could (or not) consider sending to your crush:

1. "When you invite a girl over twenty minutes before loadshedding"

This one is an ambush. Check the time before you agree on that visit.

2."In SA nowadays a girl must marry a guy with a borehole and generator"

More like women these days must work toward owning a borehole and generator. Am I right or am I right?

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3. "If he loves you, he'll buy you a generator"

At this "stage" of the game, I'm sure we're all pretty ready to even go half-half on that generator.

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4."You remembered Valentines Day"

This one's pretty smart, I suppose. And Eskom can be thanked for their power outages that saved the forgetful partner by prompting them to light candles in the name of "setting the mood".

What a save, thank you Eskom... said no South African ever.

5. "Come over. I have electricity"

We might just be tempted, especially since the price of generators is about to sky rocket!

So there you have it folks, your daily dose of Eskom humour to help us all "lighten" up just a bit.

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