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Friday, September 15, 2006

Blackout

2 hours and 24 minutes until my weekend officially begins. Not that I'm counting or anything.

Just keeping my fingers crossed that we'll have another power cut like yesterday afternoon, and get sent home early. It was amazing to see how quickly people were lost without electricity or the internet:

1:27pm - All the power goes, everyone sits for a few seconds staring at their blank screens, trying various buttons, just in case.

1:30pm - Someone shouts across to the other offices and finds the whole estate is out of action.

1:32pm - People attempt to remember how to communicate with each other without the use of instant messenger or e-mail.

1:33pm - The full gravity of the situation hits us when we realise the coffee machine won't vend and the kettle won't boil.

1:35pm - The wet floor indicates that we can't use the toilets without lights. Several bets are lost.

1:38pm - MD's secretary announces that if the power doesn't come back in half an hour we may as well head home.

1:48pm - The laws of time are briefly changed and we decide half an hour has passed.

1:50pm - We realise the car park barrier is electronic and will not go up.

1:51pm - Barrier has been forcibly removed. Everyone rushes home to the safety of electricity and internet.

Anyway, the weekend is certainly holding some promise of entertainment, as we have a friends 30th birthday celebrations. She's decided to make it a black tie party, which is great for me as I have an excuse to break the tuxedo out of storage, and once again justify having bought one rather than renting. And if the tux doesn't cut it, there are some other stylish alternatives available:


or possibly


Not sure I have quite enough grey hair or the stylish glasses to pull off either of these.

Have a good weekend all!

5 Comments:

  • I applaud that you have a tuxedo, although you can't go wrong with that deep red smoking jacket.

    Enjoy the weekend.

    By Anonymous Cherry "Jealous that it's 4pm there and only 10am here" Ride, at 3:53 pm  

  • I agree with Cherry Ride on the time thing and the red smoking jacket. Have a good weekend you lucky bastard!

    By Anonymous Julie_Gong, at 4:01 pm  

  • If it makes you feel any better, I'll be getting ready for work at 6am Monday morning while you guys are still warm in your beds for several hours!

    By Blogger Matt, at 4:16 pm  

  • I beg to differ, the yellow jacket is the perfect way to bring in Fall in style! It will also bring out your jaundice.

    By Blogger classyandfancy, at 5:38 pm  

  • Yay! Thanks for being one of the few guys who was actually *excited* about the prospect of getting all dressed up. Everyone looked so gorgeous - we should all frock up more often!

    I had a fab night, thanks for coming and for the lovely clock.

    By Anonymous E, at 8:54 am  

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