To the Management of the glorious Potomac Electric Power Company:
A few requests...
I'd like you to cover the cost of my fridge & freezer full of spoiled food (third time this year.)
I'd like you to spend the next few nights, tossing and turning on my sofa as the temperatures soar again.
I'd also like your reps to not make ridiculous comments on the radio, suggesting that people WITHOUT ANY POWER go check your website for updates and to see the outage map (oh, the bitter laughter in my car over that one!)
Most of all, I'd like you to turn the frigging power back on.
Don't feel like being nice at this point. This crap happens far too often. Friday is when you expect the power to come back on for everyone? I wonder how many elderly or ill people will suffer health crises in the next few days after being stuck in stifling conditions. And how many folks, including me, will be struggling to figure out where to get the money to replace the ruined food.
Screw you, PEPCO. You need to have a "come to Jesus" moment about your infrastructure and your ability to respond to emergencies.
For the record, I appreciate everything the guys in the trucks and on the ground are doing; my big middle finger is for the management of PEPCO.
You're doing this wrong.
This post inaugurates a new label for blog entries: "PEPCO." Why? Because I see a theme developing.