The week starting Sunday 5 February, an email went round the office warning us that there would be an electricity outage on a particular morning between 7.30 and 8.30 AM. I was using a desktop, so followed the expert advice and turned off my computer before the scheduled break, and waited.
Eight-thirty came and went without a sniff of an outage. Back to work I went.
Later that week, another email announced that the outage had been postponed, and would be on the following Wednesday (15 February) from 7.30 to 8.30 AM.
Once again, come the appointed time, I followed the expert advice, turned off my computer before the scheduled outage, and waited.
This time I waited until 8.20 AM before deciding enough was enough, and I had work to do. Can you guess what happened?
At 8.25 AM, while busy working away, the electricity was cut… Bastards! It was only a 15 minute outage, but why oh why couldn’t they have managed to do the whole thing inside the allotted time?
Ah well, at least my computer wasn’t damaged. Though I am having some problems with the printers..