Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. Reportedly, he was not a politician by nature. He was an author, philosopher, inventor and among other things, he is the responsible for many experiences that lead to the practical use of electricity Electricity (although this is contested by some contemporary authors).
Nowadays, we depend on electricity for basically everything we do during our busy daily lives. We depend on it so much that we don’t realise it. And when we do, usually it is because there is some sort of fault causing blackouts and chaos… Yes, I mean chaos.
A few nights ago, the power went off where I live. And I realised how much I depend n it and how hard it is to adapt to the lack of it on the first few minutes of a blackout. I have to say that I did a few things I am not totally proud of.
After getting my really lame excuse of a torch, my thought was “Well, the lights are out, so I better put my phone to charge… Oh, right… No electricity”. After thinking a few moments what to do, I decided t have dinner. Opened the fridge, prepared my plate, open the microwave door and… “Darn!!! There is no electricity, so I guess I better put the food back in the fridge”.
I then decided going to town and get some kind of food there, as the lights were still on in town. Got in the car, pressed the remote’s button and… Nothing. “I cannot believe the remote is not working again. I wonder if the battery is off again”. A few seconds after… Of course, no electricity, no automatic gates. Thankfully everything was normalised when I got back home.
There is no beer in this pub, but there are plenty blond moments during blackouts…