What do you generally do if you have power cuts which resume after some hrs?

A person complaints about power cut - power failure
@subathra (3519)
India
April 20, 2007 8:53am CST
Power cut is something common here in summer season.It is unavoidable too.since all the household in cities use more electrical appliances it gets overloaded and results in power cuts.Since our city is populated with people i know the government is facing lot of problems to supply power without any interruption.Its difficult to manage without power in this sultry summer season. But in last few months our government has come with a new complaint system with a toll free number where we can register regarding power failures and its attended with much politeness & immediate action is also taken which is quiet strange when compared to some years back where this department people neglect people's call & do the maintenance only when they wish. Generally if there is a power cut in the evening/night, i will go to the terrace to get some fresh breeze.But if its a mid day,i will listen to some music/ chat with home people to past my time. what do you do when there is a power cut? Do you talk, listen music or sleep to past the time?In your country do you have the facility of registering complaint?do you immediately call up the number to inform about the power failure?
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
5 Sep 07
Thanks to incessant rains, all dams are full and hydro electricity power generation is in full swing. The problems starts in summer and a few hours with out power. It is awfully disgusting in villages. Power remains there for 2 hours or 3 hours a day.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
6 Sep 07
Yes abundant rains this year will defintely help low power shortage.I think power cuts in winter season is manageable to some extent but its worst during summer when the power is gone.I too have seen low voltage power supply in villages which makes people suffer a lot.
@I_LUV_U (2503)
• India
29 Aug 07
Its too irritating if the power supply is intermittent, i just can't withstand it, i feel dissappointed and like getting out of home. If i have some interesting books to read, i will, if its night time and there's no power supply, i'll go to the terrace and listen to some music through FM Radio( using cell phone) I would even go for a short walk, if i have any good company.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
30 Aug 07
so..you follow various ways to pass time during power cut.I too listen to music if there is power cut during night.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
6 May 07
I am from punjab india and powercuts here are just too common especially during summmers however the plus point is that there are less of unscheduled powercuts. The off timings are known and i plan accordingly. When i am at home i see that the ac is running just before the powercut begins so that the room remains cool for sometime. This helps my children to carry on with their work. Inverters are installed and with fan running doors closed the coolness is well maintained and life is not too bad even during long cuts.
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@touchnshine (2822)
• India
26 Apr 07
Power cut is simply annoying .. I just simply hate it. I can't imagine my life without electricity. Speically in summer it will become so hard to live without electricity. I try to spend my time by chatting to my friends or I will try to sleep or just keep on thinking -- of about how to pass my time without electricity
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@crackhead (1826)
• India
20 Apr 07
I am already the facing the power failure problem here in the city where i am living. We are losing power for almost 5 - 6 times a day and in total for more than 4 hours a day. Here we don't have any customer greaviance cells. The government here has announced it officially that there would be a 4 hour power cut every day even though that affects the daily life of the public. When there is a power cut, i will read the news papers do the su do ku Puzzles. If i have enough time then i will fix my room clean the dishes and cook for the day. Some times i will read some books which i am looking to secure a job in.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
I have had to go with out lights as well. I don't like the power cut offs in the day time. When I lived on the second floor. I had a terrace that faced the back of the building. No one could see us unless they had binoculars. Or they were long necked by birth. We would then put our twin mattress outside and sleep. It was fine for the most part. The front window was open so we got breeze. The bad part were the bites from the insects. If the power gets cut during the day time. I'll just go lay down and hope to fall asleep. I don't like to go out an mingle with all the gossipers. It makes the wait a lot longer for me. When I take a nap it's over in no time. When we had no lights for the hurricane. I had a lot of candles to burn at night. We were hot most of the time. So we just kept taking showers till we fell asleep. Being on the first floor we were miserable.
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@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Yes if we lose power we can call in a complaint. If the power outage is short we just play games or cards or read a book to pass the time. If the power is going to be out for days we load all the food from our refrigerator into a big cooler and take it to our travel trailer because its refrigerator will run on gas. That way we dont lose percious food. We just stay in the camper and treat it like an adventure.
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@evlo173 (435)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I just sit outside for a while either sitting while watching cars pass by or read a book or magazine. I always call a number to tell the people about the power failure.
@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Aug 07
I have an inverter which will work for three hours with two fans two lights and tv on.By cutting down the number of fans and lights I use I can lengthen the back up time.So far I am able to manage,
@subathra (3519)
• India
31 Aug 07
A very different response..as of now everyone has mentioned how they pass time but your idea is very nice and that too very much useful in places where there are frequent power cuts.
@balasri (26577)
• India
31 Aug 07
Thank you for the appreciation.i am very particular about making the life comfortable to the maximum possible level without caring about the government which never cares about us.
@subathra (3519)
• India
6 Sep 07
most welcome..but the electricity board have opened toll free helplines so that we can register complaints about power cut in our area and offcourse they heed to our grievence.