Power Fail

Lightning struck the power line and knocked out electricity to half of the apartment complex.
My apartment is in the part without power, of course.
When the breakers were fixed, every building got power back.
Except for ours. The transformer was at the end of the chain, and it exploded.
So, everybody else has power while we wait for the crew to install a new one.
We can hear their televisions, video games, and air conditioners while we sweat in the dark.
And their screams when the showers go cold.
Because the water heater is in our building. Without power.

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