I'm currently labouring on a task which is both boring and requiring a high degree of attention - the worst of both worlds, really. So when my computer sputtered and went dark this afternoon, I was only a teensy bit annoyed. Sometimes enforced breaks are all the breaks you get.
We figured that the power outage must be limited to our block, but the boy rang up and said it was out at home too. Apparently he'd just missed out on getting his vital beer lifeline, as the lights went out just as he pulled up at Pak'n'Save. Apparently alarms were going off, traffic was all over the place and rioting was surely imminent.
I wondered where our civil defense kit was, because it would've been handy to listen out for updates.
But after half an hour my colleague gave me permission to go home (not that he had any power to say yea or nay).
And by the time I was home the power came back.