By FUCKING POWER - 02/11/2013 21:41 - United States - Wixom

Today, there was a power outage at my apartment. I ended up deciding that the power wasn't going to come on any time soon, and that I should go to a hotel for the night. Just after I unpacked at the hotel, my neighbor called to say the power had come back. FML
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Why go to a hotel? Just sleep in the dark!

Patience is a virtue.

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Patience is a virtue.

YDI. It's bad karma. As soon as you leave, the power comes back on.

Do you know JFX??? Lol we goes to my school and that's what he says ALL the time and he says that his name is JFX

Who the hell is JFX?!

Please, just don't comment. Ever.

soo, you cant live in your own home without a light bulb?

OP should have just stuck it out overnight. Unless he has an unbearable phobia of the dark, I don't see why sleeping in it would be so terrible.

Why go to a hotel? Just sleep in the dark!

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Blanket = heat, bottle = water, OP = pussy.

water works when the power is out.

#33 in Florida it doesn't

#33 On city water it often doesn't but if you're on well water, you usually lose it.

If its cold enough a blanket wouldn't really give you enough heat. It snowed where I live last night and its pretty cold here. If the power went out and we had no heat we wouldnt just be able to rely on a blanket. So maybe consider what kind of situation op is in.

@33 Stay at my house without power and try to get the water running. I said in SOME cases no power = no water. Maybe not where you live but maybe it is this way where OP lives.

I live in Florida. Water works with no power. Your sink does not use electricity.

2 years ago, there was a blizzard where I live and I lost power for a week. We had no heat, or water because we live out in the middle of nowhere and have well water. It was cold, and uncomfortable, but we survived.

I too live in a rural area where if we lose power, we also lose water because we're on a well. However, i can figure out how to survive without running water. The last thing I want to waste my hard earned money on is a motel room because I'm too big of a pussy to sleep in the dark and not have a glass of water on my night stand for a few hours.

I have slept in -12 centigrade and a blanket was sufficient. There's always the option of TWO blankets. And I should point out that OP lives in an APARTMENT, so he does not use well water. Unless Michigan (OP's state) has apartment blocks that use well water? I don't know, I've never been to Michigan.

#96 "Your sink does not use electricity. " Thanks Sherlock! The pump that pumps water the into my house does use electricity.

#96 "The sink does not use electricity. " Thanks Sherlock! But for your information the pump that pumps water into my house does use electricity.

Sorry tried to remove the first comment because I messed up

OP is in Michigan. It is NOT so cold here right now that a few blankets and warm clothes would be insufficient. Perhaps OP should invest in some candles or a lantern and a battery-operated heater. I can understand taking off if you KNOW it will be a while for the power to be back on. But if you can't last a whole whopping night without power, that's sad.

Water pumps do, though and if you have a well, you need a water pump

But then how could he plug in his night-light?

38, here on Sanibel it's constantly blacking out and we always have water...

By any time soon, do you mean a few days? I can't see running to a hotel right away. Unless if there is a need. I spent 11 days without power during a hurricane and managed to keep a home based web business up and running off of cell phones and pocket pcs. Smart phones would have made it easier but it was before their time.

I know what you mean... Seriously? Why go straight to a hotel? I had to spend 8 days without power when we had a really nasty hurricane pass through. It's not really that hard...

I can top all of that! One time I was taking a dump and my phone died. I had to go 6 minutes without it.

I spend over a week in winter with no power or anything while it snowed not that hard to live with it even though it sucks

sorry OP next time try to be more patient

Oh well, enjoy staying in a hotel... I love staying in hotels!! :-)

I hope you had a reason for needing power...otherwise, this is just sad. You can't live without power for a night? It probably wasn't even off THAT long.

You can't be home in the dark? 1st world problems much? Light some candles mate.

When the power goes out grab a. Candle, a friend, and some board games.

True, There's nothing quite like playing monopoly by candle light.. and if you start losing, burn the money!

Time to summon some ghosts

Or.. if you have a friend of the opposite sex, You cant go past candle lit strip poker ;-)

Playing "Clue" by the light of a Coleman lantern with my family was so fun. Stupid power companies are becoming too dependable. We haven't had an outage over a few minutes in years.

and watch doctor who....

I forgot what FML I.was on, i just saw the "the_tenth_doctor" and I wanted to comment on it. I now see how much of a dumbass I sounded

I don't think you can watch tv if there isn't any power...

How do you "decide that the power wasn't going to come on any time soon"?

I'm curious about this too. Just how long do you wait before you decide that its not coming back?

I'd prefer to stare into space than play a bored game (intended spelling)

Intended spelling, unintended thread? ;-)

I think I'd draw the line in assuming it wouldnt be coming back on anytime soon after a couple months or so..

maybe OP wanted to stay in routine.. like I know I always wind down with the TV on.

Wow, I recommend you never visit Lebanon 'cause we get 6 hours of electricity per day - at most.

Sho Sho Sho.. 3an jad?

Nut do you know which 6 hours so you can at least plan your power usage around it? Or is it just random hours?

But do you at least get to know which 6 hours? Like a rolling blackout? Or is it random?

In Egypt it's random. (As far as I could tell.)

Most companies have a phone number you can call to get an ETA on when power may be restored. Did you at least call? The time stamp on your post shows right before sunset you posted and it wasn't even dark yet on the East Coast.