We lost power tonight. A bit of excitement. No telly, no computer, no internet for a while. No lights either. Out with the torches. Find some working batteries.
Rang up the power company. Recorded message knew all about my suburb, and proclaimed that very intelligent super-skilled technicians were already investigating, and they expected to have it resolved in a couple of hours. In fact it was back after only for an hour or so.
I wonder if this is a hint that I shouldn’t have shooed away that guy from an opposing power company who came doorknocking the other day? Nah, I bet they couldn’t do any better.