Daily English 847 - Experiencing a Blackout

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George: Whoa, what happened?

Inga: The lights went out. Did we blow a fuse, or is this a blackout?

George: Well, I don’t see any lights on in any of the houses down the street. It’s pitch black out there.

Inga: So it’s another power outage. Somehow the circuits got overloaded again. I wonder how long we’ll have to do without electricity this time.

George: I wonder if it’s our power grid or if this is a citywide blackout. All right, we’d better light a few candles. There’s no telling how long this will last.

Inga: No, it’s not like last summer when we had rolling blackouts because of the surge in demand due to the heat. Do you remember how we passed those hours of darkness?

George: Yes, I do. What are you suggesting?

Inga: I’m just saying that there’s no reason to waste a perfectly good blackout.

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