The appliances did not work when they woke up on Tuesday. None of the appliances worked. The lights worked, the plug-ins that did not have an appliance plugged into them worked. But the appliances did not work. Refrigerators, stove, microwave, toaster oven, washer, dryer, curling iron, razor, garage door opener, furnace and on and on.
Hair standing on end, unshaven, hungry, late to work and school, they stood in the living room shivering in front of the gas fireplace that would not blow the heat out into the room. How were they to get through the day without electricity to run their lives?
The families eyes snapped open in unison…they were not in the living room. It had been a dream, a family nightmare or inconvenience. What would they do? They had been disconnected from the reality that only a nightmare could make real. Shrug, yawn, sigh, smack, creak, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle. “Is it cold in here…I just had the weirdest dream.”
“Really! I’m curious, what was it?”
“…did not work.”
“Oh, my goodness…do you want toast or pancakes?”