As Jerry Seinfeld would say, “who are the wizards who thought this one up?” Yesterday, notices were posted at my apartment complex indicating that, this Saturday night/Sunday morning starting at midnight, Southern California Edison plans to shut off power in my neighborhood to perform “routine maintenance.” The posted message on my building owner’s letterhead, which may or may not have been from SCE talking points, states that “in an effort to minimize inconvenience, the testing will be done during night time hours, when the majority of our residents will be sleeping.”
Oh really? Asleep on a Saturday night at midnight? I can (and did) assure my building complex’s manager that the majority of us certainly will not be asleep. Rather, many of us will be engaged in a variety of activities (use your imagination) for which we will want to use our stereos, televisions, lights, or other electrical appliances. Continue reading Planned SCE Power Outage — Lies, or Simply Cluelessness?