Scaring the Shit Out of Someone

Not once but twice in the last half hour, the power went off for a few minutes in my apartment. It’s certainly not weather-related, though I can’t venture to guess what caused the failures. But there’s something about the power going off when you’re staring at a computer screen. Whenever it happens, I almost jump out of my skin! It’s startling! For a brief moment, my mind is tricked into believing that the screen is blowing up in my face. And the next moment I feel really lame for having had that reaction over something so trivial…

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