By Zxz - 08/04/2013 21:51 - Canada

Today, the power was out. I tried to explain to my boyfriend that he wouldn't be able to watch any TV until the power came back on. His response was, "But we have Netflix." FML
I agree, your life sucks 42 255
You deserved it 6 264

Same thing different taste

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I think the powers out in his brain too...

McNikk 15

If he was talking about watching Netflix on a smart phone or a tablet than he might have a point.


I think the powers out in his brain too...

He doesn't have to worry about power because he paid the electric bill. OP is obviously not understanding how the whole power grid thing works..... (Must.... Resist..... Eye roll....)

Sounds like it might never have been on.

Wizardo 33

And if the power was on, it seems like he's a really low power bulb...

36- He's a few watts short of 40 you could say.

Not really, maybe he had a fully charged laptop?

And an Internet connection that doesn't require a modem that needs electricity? There are options like satellite Internet or 4G and such, but the fact that it's an FML invites the assumption they do not

Actually you can watch Netflix during a power outage! Or if it's nice enough, go outside. Both kill time pretty fast.

But that's the thing, if they have a mobile device (phone/tablet, etc) he could still watch Netflix. Just sayin... :)

alphatoomega 21

I agree with every prime-numbered reply to this comment.

mokielove 10

smart man ya got there. not lol

His point is valid if you have an iPhone or laptop with enough battery to watch just won't last very long.

Maybe the power is out at the cell towers to?

The laptop could have an air card that subscribes to data. So 27 can still be right

#33 i have movies that i bought on itunes and i watch them when the power goes out

#46 Give him a break, your weigh to up tight abot gramar!

kyu_Q 19

OP said no TV. Him referring to Netflix seems to suggest that it's streamed to or through the television. He was probably thinking that the cable (provider) was down and not the power.

66 But the dumbass (OP's bf) is talking about netflix. I don't care about your itunes movies.

McNikk 15

If he was talking about watching Netflix on a smart phone or a tablet than he might have a point.

Perhaps, but maybe not. If that were possible the Original Poster would not post this FML and they'd get on just fine..

Sometimes the lack of a full sorry can create an FML. Like my man left me for my best friend. Back story: she cheated on her man with said best friends man. In their grief over the cheating (now) Exs breakups, found romance. You never know. That's the fun of YDI or your life sucks.

Same. My FML would've probably gone through had I had more room. Let alone this one FML where the girl bumped into her ex's parents while holding sex objects. I felt sympathy until in the comments she admitted she left him for his best friend. Which made me lose all sympathy and know that is a big no-no. You should never dump someone for their best friend and the best friend shouldn't try to get their greedy mitts on you.

Unless the tablet or smartphone has 4G, then no he could not. Without power, the Wi-Fi router would be out. Without Wi-Fi, he could not go on the internet, which is required for Netflix. Unless he has 4G.

I can watch Netflix with 3G just fine.

Well then 3G works as well. I probably should have just referred to "G".

Ask him to put the Netflix on and slowly watch him malfunction

Lol I'd imagine him asking her to turn on the internet..

kyu_Q 19

No...Netflix .....head....can't stand it...POP

seansbro56 10

Tablets... Phones... Unless u have apple tv or something then i think he might have gone full retard NEVER go full retard.

McNikk 15

You still need electricity for Apple tv. Without power you won't be able to run the tv that Apple tv requires to display an image.

I think you may have gone full retard on that comment. NEVER go full retard indeed.

seansbro56 10

What i meant was it would wrk if u hav tablets and phones... But not if they had an apple tv... Srry for the confusion

Because you can still make out the word phonetically without vowels.. It's actually a common practice in call centers to save space and time for notes after customer interactions.

seansbro56 10

Yeah.. I am sorry i was in a rush. I dont normally do that.

thosedogtags 8

Well.. I hope he's good in bed because he surely doesn't have the brains. Best of luck to ya!

Maybe he meant watching it online like on a computer?

Computers also require the power to be working.

Uh, ever heard of laptops? They run on things called batteries.

Everyone calm down. We are malfunctioning in this thread as much as Original Poster's boyfriend would if he tried turning on the Netflix.

22- Batteries won't really matter when you still need a connection to the internet which requires electricity..

You need power for Internet connection..

mangoboy1 19

Well I guess he could watch Netflix on his phone or something else on 3G/4G.

Thank you! Finally someone gets it! Not being sarcastic, people.

KeannaLove 32

Maybe he just doesn't understand the concept of how electricity works? I don't know, that's the best I got. Maybe he was in shock that the tv doesn't run 24/7.