Remember when people weren't completely helpless without technology? When everyone were still able to carry on with their days and accomplished tasks without things like iphones, the internet or even electricity for that matter? Sure, things were harder back then but I think the conveniences of the modern industrialized societies have made us completely helpless. And I, along with my one hundred and fifty or so classmates, experienced a perfect illustration of this utter confinement to our technological luxury when our exam was unfortunately (or fortunately for some) rescheduled to a later date due to a power outage on campus. But the final decision to cancel our exam for today wasn't just because we didn't have lights to write in (because the power actually came back on after 15 minutes of panic) but a series of other events necessary for an exam to carry out also came to a screeching halt when technology decided to crap out. Because the photocopier died during the duplication of the exam papers. And when the power came back temporarily our professor couldn't project the exam as a power point because he didn't bring a connector for his laptop. But at that point, it didn't matter anyway because we were going to be out of power again as the emergency message informed us. So for a good half hour everybody literally sat and waited for their fate as they watched our professor fumble around and made attempts to salvage the situation then have them nullified in the end when he learned that the power was going to go out once again. Thus the epic battle between man and technology was lost and as a spectator and a defeated, I have never felt so powerless (no pun intended).
Here I am, taking my electrical gadget for granted not realizing that I would soon have a new found perspective or even a slight disdain for all things powered by electricity.
All things considered, this skirt is tight as hell but totally worth the "gut numbness".