March 24, 2006

The Electric Company

Or, The Lamest Amusement Park In All The Land

Last night, we'd just put Mia to bed when we heard the sound of trucks. Big trucks. Big, loud trucks. We looked out the window and, sure enough, three big trucks from the power company, one wielding a cherry-picker loaded with a power company guy with a flashlight floating around in the night sky. Despite the fact that there was nothing remotely electric anywhere in the area, on the ground or in the air.

Me: What the fuck are they looking for?
Her: I have no idea but those trucks are going to wake up the baby.
Me: You know, they're the damn electric company. You'd think they'd turn off their trucks when they're just sitting there.
Her: I'll go find out what they're doing.
...time passes...
Me: So, what's that all about?
Her: They said they're replacing the bulbs in the streetlights.
Me: Um, there's no streetlight anywhere close to where they are, right?
Her: No, there isn't.
Me: So, basically, it's just two fat guys giving the other fat guy a ride in a cherry picker.
Her: Yep. Seems about right.

Posted by Chris at March 24, 2006 02:39 PM

Aaaaand...hit it....

Were gonna turn it on.
Were gonna bring you the power.
Were gonna light up the dark of light like the brightest day in a whole new way.

Were gonna turn it on.
Were gonna bring you the power.
Its coming down the line, strong as it can be, through the courtesy

Of the Electric Company. The Electric Company. The Electric Company

:) Sorry - I couldn't resist.....

Posted by: Sue at March 24, 2006 02:41 PM

Ah, but they're doing it after hours, so it's a cherry picker ride at time-and-a-half.

Posted by: Kate the Shrew at March 24, 2006 02:47 PM

here we call the electric company "hydro" and we call the over paid fat guys (some times not fat but HOT guys) Hydroids.
Cause they makes cherrypicker loads of money and do ...NOTHING.

Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at March 24, 2006 02:58 PM

Was it PECO? Those guys are a bunch of idiots.

Posted by: Michelle at March 24, 2006 03:14 PM

I swear, when I read the title, I thought... I LOVED that show. It was an educational show in the 70s/80s, right?

Posted by: SueBec at March 24, 2006 03:25 PM

Oh, but you know you'd take ride in that in a heartbeat!

Posted by: candace at March 24, 2006 03:35 PM

I have watched enough movies to know that they were no electric co. guys. They were probably feds undercover watching your house (subversive activity on a blog) or its a heist - Like Ocean's 11 or The Italian Job.

Posted by: DebbieDoesLife at March 24, 2006 04:50 PM


Oh, and Picture Pages with Bill Cosby - thanks for bringing back the memories!

Posted by: Beth in StL at March 24, 2006 08:47 PM

I think it'd be fun to ride in the cherry picker :)

Posted by: Heather at March 24, 2006 09:07 PM

Ha, when I saw "Electric Company" it reminded me of that old children's show with Morgan Freeman on it. You know that one? Or am I just completely dating myself here? Anyway, the thought of fat guys riding around on a cherry picker was a pretty funny visual. Hope they didn't wake Mia! Happy Friday...

Posted by: Kate at March 24, 2006 09:10 PM


Posted by: Rae at March 25, 2006 08:51 PM

They're doing this on a Friday night? Wha?

So wierd.

Hope you had a good weekend. :-)

Posted by: Lisa B at March 26, 2006 12:42 PM

this sounds too much like a 'how many guys from the electric company does it take to change a lightbulb' joke... ;)

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at March 26, 2006 04:00 PM