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Entered By: Mark
Entry Date: 2016-01-29 12:22:12
Subject: Electrical Outage #1785

Just another day in the life here. I am sitting in the office of the power company and have been for two hours. Other clients have come after, made their petitions and were generally sent on their way without having accomplished the task of getting in line to connect power to their homes. There are 11 difficult requirements handwritten on a pink poster inside the ENEE office that must be fulfilled before the state owned electric company considers you worthy to wait for electricity.

However I am not here to ask for new electrical service. I am just here to report an outage in our neighborhood. I called over 20 times this morning without an answer. The one employee in the front office who helps walk in customers went to the bank about an hour ago so there are over a dozen clients waiting for her return. The other employee does her best to ignore everyone in line.

The one thing this place has going for it is an electrical outlet that I can connect my computer to so that I can keep my job. So long as you have the chair at the front of the line, you can connect to it. I made it to the front of the line about 90 minutes ago.

Ah, it all reminds me of an awesome song from The Muppets (2011)

Everything is great
Everything is grand
I've got the whole world in the palm of my hand..

By the way, Saturday marked our 10th anniversary here.

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re: Electrical Outage #1785  by Cyndi Stephens on Friday January 29, 2016

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