What is the first thing you do after electricity cut at night?

India
April 14, 2007 1:13pm CST
First thing i do is run for candle.... it happened to me few hours back while i was prepareing dinner and my husband had gone out for getting bread!!!! It was raining so heavily and suddenly i heard a loud sound "booooooommmmm" and before i could react i realised the power was cut!!! Am really scared of darkness and now i was so nervous just couldnt get my hands on candles because first thing i do is get some light so i don get scared!!! What do you do???
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@xtina87 (303)
14 Apr 07
i just usually keep still so i dont walk into anything lol, and let my dad go to the box to turn it back on or find the problem. our washing machin keeps turning all the electricity off in our house for the past few days lol but thats mostly been in the day so that ok :)
• India
18 Apr 07
oh day is fine... i mean you dont need to be scared!!!
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
14 Apr 07
I have a coal oil lamp in each room and a propane stove in the kitchen for just that reason. Nothing like being prepared. Blessed be
• India
14 Apr 07
hmmm thats lucky haan!!!
@orange_h (187)
• India
17 Apr 07
just calm down ; look for some torch ; and order some food from hotel ; enjoy the darkness
• India
18 Apr 07
OMG!!! i can never think about ordering food at all!!!!
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
15 Apr 07
Well you will probably think, that i am acting like a young child, but that's i act. i find it as a unique opportunity to scare the people in the house. so i just scream. Lol. yep. it is irresponsible. but i enjoy it. after that, when everybody is in shock. I go to my table, and pick up this big candle, that is always sitting there. and light out the house, and everybody forgets very fast about their anger and start thanking me. Lol.
• India
17 Apr 07
lol...... my brother does and belive i hate that!!!
• India
18 Apr 07
i would first ask my kids to stay where they are because they are first to get alarmed and they could get tumbled over something in the dark and get hurt. i have candle stand on the fridge which i light so get my touch light from the desk and then light another few candle and place them in other rooms.
• Israel
15 Apr 07
It happens too often here... usualy I say : "Da@#, I didn't save my work!!!". Then I go to the electricity box in my house and check the fuse. Sometimes it is something more serious, and there is nothing to do but wait until the electricity company takes care of that. We have an emergency light that turns on when the electricity goes off. I sometimes use candles just for fun, and the darkness is but one excuse...
@samrat16 (2442)
• India
14 Apr 07
I would search for my cigrattes and lighter as soon as there is a power cut at night. My wife asks me for the lighter immediately and as me to turn off the airconditioner as when electricity comes back can turn off the main fuse switch. I would then light a candle and light a cigratte to smoke. Then I will curse the electricity department for some 5 minutes and then try to sleep. It's very hard to sleep when there is no electricity and can't even open windows as mosquitos can come. Hard life for Indians lolz