26 Exceptionally Middle Class Responses To A Power Cut

Our thoughts are with all the bottles of Chablis that had to be served at room temperature.

1. Last night a sizable power cut hit the Fulham area of West London.

Jessica Lang

@JessicaKateLang

New Kings Road in complete darkness #PowerCut

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2.

William Ferrand

@willferrand

#powercut. This wouldn’t happen in Fulham. Oh

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3.

Caroline Gosney

@c_gos

Massive power cut. Everyone in the road having a little natter and some tea. All very west London.

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4. The power outage affected people in many different ways.

Rosie Battison

@RosieBattison

Inconvenient power cut whilst blow drying my hair

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5.

Alex Bibic

@ABibic

Just got the new FIFA and can’t even play on it #blackout #fulham #Long

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6. But the people of Fulham are strong, and dealt with the situation as best they could.

Fulham power cut and low on vino, had to resort to emergency supply of pudding wine. Thanks Mr P!

— Poppy Fox (@fox_pops)

Poppy Fox

@fox_pops

Fulham power cut and low on vino, had to resort to emergency supply of pudding wine. Thanks Mr P!

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7.

This power cut could be worse... #thankgodforpinot

— Helen Stevens (@helenstevens1)

Helen Stevens

@helenstevens1

This power cut could be worse… #thankgodforpinot

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8. And for those who didn’t have alcohol?

Power cut, quick eat all the cornetttos in the freezer!

— Georgie Dearden (@georgiedearden)

Georgie Dearden

@georgiedearden

Power cut, quick eat all the cornetttos in the freezer!

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9. Residents were quick to come up with theories as to why this had happened.

Conspiracy theories as to who to blame for #fulham #powercut 1. Milliband. 2. US Govt Shutdown. 3. The cast of MIC.

— Claudia Blunt (@claudiablunt)

Claudia Blunt

@claudiablunt

Conspiracy theories as to who to blame for #fulham #powercut 1. Milliband. 2. US Govt Shutdown. 3. The cast of MIC.

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10. Ed Miliband seemed to be the primary suspect.

Fed up with this #powercut in #Fulham now... It's a taster of life under #Miliband and it stinks.

— Bill Holland (@BiHo1984)

Bill Holland

@BiHo1984

Fed up with this #powercut in #Fulham now… It’s a taster of life under #Miliband and it stinks.

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11.

A brief power cut in #Fulham this evening. I think the engineer must have thought Ed Miliband was PM already...

— Jordan Campbell (@JordanJCampbell)

Jordan Campbell

@JordanJCampbell

A brief power cut in #Fulham this evening. I think the engineer must have thought Ed Miliband was PM already…

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12.

Did someone put Milliband in government already? #fulham #powercut

— Tom Gowing (@Tom_Gowing)

Tom Gowing

@Tom_Gowing

Did someone put Milliband in government already? #fulham #powercut

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13. Of course everyone had their own ideas.

US shutdown causes powercut in Fulham

— Gabriel Langford (@gabelangford)

Gabriel Langford

@gabelangford

US shutdown causes powercut in Fulham

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14. And everyone’s opinions should be respected.

Big power cut in Fulham. It's official. The zombie apocalypse has arrived. #powercut

— Justine Cain (@JustineMCain)

Justine Cain

@JustineMCain

Big power cut in Fulham. It’s official. The zombie apocalypse has arrived. #powercut

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15. This person knew who was to blame.

#fulham #powercut - bit of an extreme publicity stunt to promote #MIC6 don't you think... #MadeInChelsea6 #JustInChelsea

— Allison Drunis (@allisondoubleLL)

Allison Drunis

@allisondoubleLL

#fulham #powercut - bit of an extreme publicity stunt to promote #MIC6 don’t you think… #MadeInChelsea6 #JustInChelsea

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16. But even the rich and famous MIC cast members themselves couldn’t escape the terror.

The whole of parsons green has gone through a monumental power cut. The world is over and out #blackout

— Louise Thompson (@LouiseAThompson)

Louise Thompson

@LouiseAThompson

The whole of parsons green has gone through a monumental power cut. The world is over and out #blackout

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17.

Can the lights come back on the Fulham Road already. I'm scared

— Rosie Fortescue (@RosieFortescue)

Rosie Fortescue

@RosieFortescue

Can the lights come back on the Fulham Road already. I’m scared

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18. A lot of people then started to make the same joke.

Power cut in SW6... Jo Malone candle sales have soared

— Stephanie BV (@Stephanie_B_V)

Stephanie BV

@Stephanie_B_V

Power cut in SW6… Jo Malone candle sales have soared

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19.

Think the air over Fulham will be overwhelmed by scented candles now!

— Josephine Perry (@Josephineperry)

Josephine Perry

@Josephineperry

Think the air over Fulham will be overwhelmed by scented candles now!

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20.

There's a power cut in SW6. The smell of Jo Malone candles is almost too overpowering, even for me. #sw6 #powercut

— harry porter (@harryporter)

harry porter

@harryporter

There’s a power cut in SW6. The smell of Jo Malone candles is almost too overpowering, even for me. #sw6 #powercut

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21. Or slight variations on the same joke.

Just to jump on the bandwagon...#fulham #powercut. This is why we have been stock piling @TheWhiteCompany scented candles!

— Julia Giannini (@JHGiannini)

Julia Giannini

@JHGiannini

Just to jump on the bandwagon…#fulham #powercut. This is why we have been stock piling @TheWhiteCompany scented candles!

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22. While others improvised with whatever they had lying around.

23. Of course there were those who compared it to the blitz.

Epic power cut in Fulham. Everyone on street discussing conspiracy theories & how it's just like the blitz. Discovered we don't own a torch.

— Tom Greaves (@TomGreavesGolf)

Tom Greaves

@TomGreavesGolf

Epic power cut in Fulham. Everyone on street discussing conspiracy theories & how it’s just like the blitz. Discovered we don’t own a torch.

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24.

Blitz Spirit in Fulham tonight due to massive power cut across most of Fulham. #candlelitdinner

— Claudia Blunt (@claudiablunt)

Claudia Blunt

@claudiablunt

Blitz Spirit in Fulham tonight due to massive power cut across most of Fulham. #candlelitdinner

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25. And one person (who probably hasn’t been to Baghdad) compared it to Baghdad.

Power cut in #Fulham!! It's bloody Baghdad out here! lol

— Kirsten Dewar (@Kirsten_Dewar_B)

Kirsten Dewar

@Kirsten_Dewar_B

Power cut in #Fulham!! It’s bloody Baghdad out here! lol

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26. But just to show that Fulham is home to real people like you and me, there was also this person.

Seriously a power cut while im having a poo

— crystal (@CL260)

crystal

@CL260

Seriously a power cut while im having a poo

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Robin Edds is editor-at-large at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
 
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