I was working away at suite101.com (remotely)when suddenly (and those of you who work online know how irritating this is), I got the dreaded “Problem Loading Page.”
Here’s the reason:
BREAKING: City-wide Power Failure
I hope my work was saved, but mostly I am thankful that I am not in an elevator — my one true phobia is being in an elevator during any emergency, but especially and in this order: Earthquake, Fire, or maybe Fire, Earthquake, immediately followed by Power Failure.
True Confessions: I am the type of person who won’t enter and elevator unless:
My cell phone is on and has at least three bars
I’ve gone to the bathroom
I have a riding companion, so I can talk his or her ear off if we get stuck
I’m feeling really brave
I know this is really warped, but don’t we all have at least one little fear that is actually quite illogical and embarrassing?
Or is it just me?
I don’t even know what a cable fault is, but it sounds baaad…