My own episode of Rescue Me
I miss watching television. I miss electricity and I'm sick of taking cold showers. Most of you may have noticed by now that I never got around to posting a review for this week's episode of Rescue Me, "Satisfaction." Well I have a good reason. I left work this past Tuesday at around 6:30. It was just like any other night... until my subway train stalled and I was stuck on it for two hours. After two empty trains finally pulled up behind us, my fellow passengers and myself used the empty cars and trekked through them back to the previous station we had passed. I was then forced to find another station, in a neighborhood I was unfamiliar with. I took a train that I never take and it was only able to get me to within 12 blocks of my apartment. So I walked... and finally I made it home. Success!
Wrong. As I turned onto my street corner, this is what I saw. Fire engines. Police cruisers. ConEd trucks. Cops, firefighters, men in hard hats. Then I noticed that there were no streetlights. No lights in any windows. But I did see the thick black smoke pouring out of every manhole on the block. Great. So I made my way into my apartment, lit a few candles and amused myself by flicking the light switches and pretending the lights came on. Then I heard it. A loud explosion. I looked out my bedroom window and the manhole cover 15 feet from my front door had blown off and flames were erupting out of it. It was unbelievable. Naturally, at this point, it started raining and there was lightning. This was straight up War of the Worlds in my front yard. I've never seen anything like it. The firemen eventually got the fire out... but my power is still MIA. So forgive me, but I must explore my office because right now I'm enjoying the simple pleasures such as washing my hands with hot water and eating "toast" as opposed to eating just "bread."
(Anyone feel like picking up the reigns and reviewing the actual Rescue Me episode in the comments? I'd love to know what happened.)