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Power Cut...

It was a Sunday morning. Compared to other days got up slightly late and was starting the day. All was well till 11 AM when the television suddenly went blank. One of my favourite programs was getting aired and I hoped the televison will get back to life soon. Minutes moved on, still no sight of power coming back and the wait continued. Slowly minutes ticked and it extended to afternoon.

It was now 90 minutes without power and it became slightly irritating.Tried calling the Helpdesk of TNEB and an automated voice greeted me and asked me to choose few options to reach a support person.I explained to him the location (of my place) and he assured me that within 30 minutes the power would be restored.

To kill time thought of reading some thing from my small library and the collection I had gathered over the years.I took one of the book which I had  purchased few months back and thought of reading it. As I buried myself into the book it got rather interesting and I forgot to watch the clock. When I suddenly realised and took a break it was 2:30 PM, which was an hour more than what the support guy had promised and still no sign of power returning.

Now tried the same number and it said that I was caller number 5 in queue and my wait time would be approximately 2 mins. This was getting little bit tiring and the wait further worsened it.Finally someone appeared on the other end of the phone and this time it was a female. From my end again elaborated the whole situation as before and to my surprise the reply was "30 minutes". This now seems to be a standard response !!

Now started thinking about the measures I should take so that this scenario does not occur anymore like, getting an inverter or an UPS so that atleast the basic gadgets(Fan /light) work. In an attempt to get some information towards this, started to disturb the newspaper pile to get some information and noted the same.Now remembered that I had left the book that I was reading half way, decided to continue the same. To disturb the silence around, also had some songs played from the Radio(mobile phone). This helped a little bit and the reading continued. Time went on and I almost finished the book and inadvertently dozed off.

Suddenly some thing disturbed my sleep and I felt cold(as it was raining heavily) and guess what....it was the fan that I had left on in the morning running at full speed. Yes... POWER WAS BACK. I looked at the clock at my side it Showed 4 PM. A day without power for 5 hrs and a great week end.

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