The Many Works of Pat Hatt
August 24, 2015
So the other morning a stupid lightning strike took out the power in my area for a good 5 hours. The longest it has been out in a while. Of course it had to do it during a heatwave and when it was 95 degrees in my apartment. Ugg to that big time. The cats join me in my sentiments as well. Got me thinking though, I do that sometimes, what if the world went all Revolution for a few days and the power went kaput?
A few hours had people creating message boards on Reddit and going to Twitter and Facebook to whine away. Misery loves company I guess. I saw them when I was looking as to why it went out and when it would come back on. If it was days for some reason, I was ready to go to the other sea.
But a few days or maybe a week, what would that do? Think people would be civil for that long? Especially if it’s in the dead of winter or a heat wave. The answer to if it went out forever is easy, civilization, if you can call it that, would no longer be as we know it. But if it just went poof for a little while, do you think things would still get hectic?
The power goes out and no Internet, no paying for things, no getting gas in most cases, no food, no nadda. A back up generator is a good idea, but that only goes so far. People would sure start to get uneasy I think, but I don’t think there would be any super duper happenings. Maybe morons would riot but morons are morons no matter the day. Some events just spur them on.
Have you ever thought about it? My brain goes everywhere. I try and stay stocked for a good week. But if the power goes, the food in the fridge would be kaput too. Cashews I’d have to live off of for a week.
Enjoy life, forget the strife.