I got the power

Was a power cut at work today. Was a bit bizarre; traffic lights were out and there was the occasional blare of a siren whizzing past. Everyone’s first instinct was… “Crap, what’s happened now?” There is a sense of overwhelming irritation at every inconvenience the terrorists cause.

Interesting to me as fear was definitely a secondary emotion to irritation. Of course there is fear; but mostly, we’re just annoyed that its interrupting our schedule (of tea, cricket matches, and all other things British, of course).

Nonetheless, it was a relief to find out that the power cut was caused by an overzealous engineer digging through a power cable by mistake…