Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Monopoly On Stupid

May 26th, 2011

Like hundreds of other people in the Marigny, I received the attached letter from Entergy, warning me of a necessary power outage on the 27th of May, which is tomorrow, at this writing.

Please note the warning that "During this 5 hour period (7am - 12pm) all air conditioning equipment, electric heating, large motors for power tools & elevators, etc. should be switched to the "off" position & remain off until approximately 5 minutes after service is restored."

I assume there must be at least some small amount of danger involved in NOT following these instructions, or they would not have been included.

In their infinite wisdom & caring for their customers, Entergy, the Energy Monopoly that so runs our collective lives, turned off the power as scheduled, at 7 am.


This is about the stupidest fucking thing I've ever seen from an Energy company, particularly one who Rules The City, unchecked.

ENTERGY, et al, you're fucking morons.

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