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Blackedout

Now there was a a blackout on Manhattanville college on Sunday; March 6th.  Although it was the second time this year that this happen, it was different this time around.  When I got to my room on Sunday, in which the lights went off as soon as I closed the door behind me,  I had no battery life on my phone at all.  My original intentions was to charge my phone as soon as I get to the dorm, but that did not happen.

As soon as the lights went off, I realized that there was no was for me to charge my phone.  For the some hours that I was in the darkness, all i could think of was how was I going to charge my phone.  Instead of thinking about ways to be safe on campus with a light and other resources, all I thought about was how was I going to get some way to charge it.  I ended up charging it with my already dyeing laptop.  I did not care how I was going to get the energy, but as long as I got it I was ok.  Charging a phone from an outlet is very different then charging a phone in laptop.  For my phone, I can get about 30% of battery in about 20 minutes through an outlet, but through the laptop it takes me about 2 hours just to get 5%.  So I was very desperate at this point.  The blackout showed me how connected I am to my phone and media in general.  If i don’t have my phone then I get an unsettled feeling within me.

2 comments

  1. I know this feeling very well. I’m a commuter and sometimes my phone is on low battery before I get home and all I can think about is how I’m going to make my battery last. Also, I didn’t have a phone for about a year and not having a phone makes life very different. It can make you feel very disconnected.

  2. I know this feeling very well. I’m a commuter and sometimes my phone is on low battery before I get home and all I can think about is how I’m going to make my battery last. Also, I didn’t have a phone for about a year and not having a phone makes life very different. It can make you feel very disconnected.

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