Scheduled Electric Power Outage

A week ago the Electric Company announced a power outage scheduled for Wednesday night, to last until 07:00 on Thursday morning, due to maintenance work on the electric power supply grid in my street.
The week elapsed and also the powerless night. At 07:45 the power has not been restored, yet.
I went to the grocery shop to buy my usual morning addictions (newspaper and bread).
The grocery shop was lighted by a candle.
The shopkeeper vented about the absence of electricity. I told him about the scheduled power outage and about the fact that we should have got power back by 07:00.
He phoned the Electric Company. After a brief conversation, he told me that they told him that power will be back ten minutes later.
We laughed, knowing that the promise for electric power was empty.
The time was already 07:50. I returned home with my morning addictions.

At 08:00, power was back.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.