So I called AT&T to complain, right? A cheerful young lady I talked to tried to sell me some sports channels instead.
I said I don’t want any sports channels. And even if I did, I wouldn’t be able to watch them because my TV doesn’t work. Because I have no electricity, which is why I was calling in the first place.
“Let me check,” said the eager young lady. “Hmmm… I don’t see a reason why your TV doesn’t work. The signal going to your house is strong and clear.”
After I pointed out that this might be true but of no use to me because I was experiencing a power outage, there was a long pause. The poor creature was failing to make a connection between there being no power and the TV not working.