Just after I'd had a morning tea break this morning someone drove their car into a power pole in the street my office is in; power lines fell down and plunged a 2 block radius into darkness.
Emergency lights came on and we waited to hear from building management what the status was. After 20 minutes the Leasing Manager arrived to let us know that the "problem" was being worked on. And, then the emergency lights went out……. and stayed out. Have you ever tried to go to the toilet in total darkness with only a cell phone as light? An hour passes while we joke around waiting to see what would happen…. Upper management is never quick to let staff go even as heat stroke threatens in the rapidly increasing temperature. The Leasing Manager came back to say the building had to be evacuated because they could not get the emergency power on. Do you know how dark it is in a fire stairwell when there is no emergency lighting?
With no definite estimate of when things would be repaired we were let go for the day – yippee! I was home in time for lunch - a lunch which I had carted to work this morning and then carted home again to eat!
By the time the power was restored at 2.30 most of us were well and truly missing for the day!
Here is a girl who is missing strips of material from each article of her attire.
Photos taken on a recent walk:
And, on this guy, I'm not sure what the missing strips of hair on the left represent: