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Let's hear it once again for social networking, all right?
For the record, the management defended its decision by saying that the building is for "independent" living. Hello? A senior citizen who is independent when the lights are on and the AC is going is not necessarily independent in more adverse circumstances. Heck, I'm barely independent without AC and electric. Apparently, the people in charge of a building full of senior citizens are unaware that many people over the age of 60 have middle ear problems that impair their sense of balance. They can't walk in the dark without falling down.
Of course, those abandoned could have called 911 for help. But it turns out our 911 service was malfunctioning for over 72 hours. I just found this out today. You see, unlike the power companies - which at least put out continuously updated outage reports and repair schedules - Verizon didn't really tell anybody. Nice.
|Trust me, these guys are schvitzing.|
Too expensive, the power companies insist. But, as one Tweeter pointed out, does it really cost that much more than pulling in utility crews from other states every time there is an ice storm or high winds? And how do you put a price on the suffering and fear my neighbor's dying mother experienced when her oxygen delivery system didn't work?
I'll be back tomorrow with my sense of humor. But I still want someone to explain in the comments what's up with the Instagram craze.
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[Utility crew photo: Vos Iz Neias]