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