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Thursday, July 27, 2006

give it a rest

I'm so sick and tired of people complaining about and hating Ameren UE. As if it's their fault a huge storm (the biggest in quite a while) hit, then was followed up two nights later by another. Power is bound to go out during big storms. It's just part of life.

There are workers from fourteen states helping to restore people's power. They're working long shifts in hot weather, sometimes all night long. How many of us work that hard? Plus, they're constantly being bothered by people bitching at them and asking when their power is going to be turned on.

How the fuck are they supposed to know? They're out there slaving away so you can have AC back on in your house while you slob around on your couch watching TV. Yes, it sucks to lose food, and to have to sit around in the hot weather. But it's not the end of the world. Believe it or not, people used to live each and every day without AC. Yes! Without TV, radio, computers, and refrigerators. It's true! It can be done!

I'm sick of people complaining that Ameren somehow wronged them. 'Why can't they just tell me when it will be turned back on?' Give it a rest. Seriously - how are they supposed to know that? They're in the field working. They have no idea what they're going to find when they come to your neighborhood to fix your power. Lines could be down, or transformers blown. They have no idea what they're up against until they get there.

Be pissed at yourself because you can't take a breath and quit freaking out. Be pissed at God for sending us a huge storm. Be pissed at Benjamin Franklin for discovering electricity in the first place and enabling us to be softies and lazy. Hell, be pissed at the storm itself. But don't be pissed at those poor people out there working their asses off to restore your power. It's not right.

1 comment:

pickle said...

amen sister