My Worst Experience With Power Outage So Far

in Hive Learners6 months ago

My Worst Experience With Power Outage So Far

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The absence of three basic things could make me fall sick, power, food, and water. If these things would be available, I don't mind staying at home for a month without going out. For most of us, our lives revolve around our phones, laptops, etc, these gadgets have become our friends, our comfort, our source of income, and so on. I won't lie. My smartphone is one of the things I will forever be grateful to technology for.

Nevertheless, one limitation with these gadgets is their batteries need to be recharged in order to keep them working and that is where the need for power comes in. In most places power supply is good, but down here in Nigeria, the power supply is very poor. Sometimes we barely see steady light for three hours, I repeat, sometimes. That is why most people look for alternatives like power banks, generators, solar, and so on for backup.

Although the power supply is not that good here we still appreciate and treasure the little we get. it does a lot, even if it's just an hour that we see light on the bulbs it's okay compared to when it's not there at all.

One of the worst experiences I had with a power outage was last month, it started on a fateful Monday. I am the type that loves watching movies at night to get some sleep. Most times movies are my pills for sleep. I watched movies that night till I fell asleep. The next morning which was Monday, I woke up and my phone was around 50 % and I wanted to go and see my mom. I decided I was not going to charge the phone till I returned home. On my way out, I listened to some music and chatted for a while and my battery percentage kept dropping. When I got back home, it was around 30 % and there was no light.

I managed the 30% I had, wrote a post on Hive, and engaged in a few posts. Then I dropped the phone hoping that they would bring light. I waited until night fell and light didn't come. It was already late, I couldn't go out again to charge it in the neighborhood because of the insecurity in our place. Gosh, I became so worried because I hadn't performed my task on Dreemport and I have another post to write.

To my surprise, they didn't bring the light. I already missed a lot from the previous day, I was not ready to go another day with the same experience. So I decided to take the phone to a charging center, In the evening, I went and collected it.

When I got back home, I decided to ask my neighbors what happened to our light and they gave me the shocking news of my life, our transformer exploded. I felt bad because I know it's definitely going to take long before it gets fixed.

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I can't stay without my phone, let's even keep the entertainment aspect aside, but if my phone should be off, it means I am going on a break on Hive and other platforms where I work. And of course, you know if I don't work, there won't be money and if there is no money, there won't be food.

I have no option but to start taking my phone to the charging center every day, and the worst part is, I have to take a bike to the place because it is far from where I live. Sometimes when I don't have enough money, I have to trek down there to charge my phone and because I don't have money to transport myself, considering the distance, I would just hang around until my phone gets charged.

It was during that period I knew the value of a power bank, but to be honest I didn't get one. The reason is, I was not having enough money and I don't want to get a small power bank that won't serve me. It will just be like a waste of money.

So, I continued going to charging centers to charge my phone for almost a month. It was such a difficult moment for me. Honestly, if not that the phone was of great value to me, I would have just dumped it and rest. I went through a lot of stress to get it charged. If it was a relationship, I am sure I would have ended it. I can't kill myself.

During that period, I didn't watch movies, I barely chat, and the phone became basically for business. I was just managing the battery, thank God, the battery is a bit strong, if I charge it 100 % I can use it for most of my work. I work during the day, and by night I am forced to sleep because my phone is off and because I have no power bank and I can't afford to spend money on transportation or trek a long distance to the charging center again, I have to accept my fate and sleep until the next day. That was the routine throughout that month.

Thanks For Reading

 6 months ago  

That's what i also do when can't use my mobile than i also sleep 😁 but yes in this era we can't live without mobile phone but still in such situations we've to handle living without mobile phone 😕


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 6 months ago  

Now that our Mobil phones are too essential to us, we have no option than to look for a way to have then charge when there is no power supply

 6 months ago  

Well I understand the feeling, as in the worst that can happen to any community in Nigeria is their transformer exploding, from the reaction on people's face it will feel like a person died😂

Because they know it might take months or years before getting another one.

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a power bank because power supply in my area is like luck.

 6 months ago  

LoL!! That thing is not funny sir, once I hear that transformer is bad, I feel like changing location. I am still working on getting a power bank, if not one day Nepa Will shock me

 6 months ago  


You really need to get one, it will save you from a lot of unnecessary stress.

 6 months ago  

Honestly broh.. make money come

 6 months ago  

Honestly, one major bad news that no one will ever wanna hear is that the transformer serving them exploded (or went bad). I think it might even carry more weight than heartbreak as time goes on. Then, the charging centres begin to feel like lords overall.🤣

 6 months ago  

LoL!!? This one that you mentioned heartbreak, I hope no lady served you break fast? 🤣🤣 Jokes apart, it hurts badly when transformer gets spoilt, if God doesn't intervene, you will have to wait for years before you see light on your bulbs again.

 6 months ago  

Me ke? My heart is as strong as a rock. And I'm a focused man btw🤲😎.

Any issue with a transformer can take years to amend, that is why people would never want that to happen

 6 months ago  

Hehhe.. don't worry, you just haven't met that person yet🤣

That's true boss, I don't pray to experience that again

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the truth there power supply in Nigeria is very poor to be sincere i cant attest steady light in nigeria for a complete 5days because of illegal connection and so on but i can imagine our neighbouring country country celebrating one year of electricity stability and our country are the source of the light it sound some how but we are feeding others with compatible measure while we suffer hmmmmm

 6 months ago  

Our leaders are the cause of all these things, if the issue of corruption is tackled things like this won't be happening.

we pray they should understand and turn from there bad mind of thinking we really need God to take refuge in this our country we have suffer alot from this 9 years of leadership from the past and present president

Lol, so you could have ended things if it were a relationship.

It is kinda frustrating, so I understand.

Hello dearest dreemer. Happy Monday. It is the start of another work day. I hope you are ready to give it your all and give an enchanting smile while at it. I waltzed in from #dreemport, for I am an amazing #dreemer. An awesomely made #dreemerforlife.

 6 months ago  

Hehhe.. if it were a relationship, I would have ended it and rest o.. I don't like stress at all🤣

Lol... I noticed. Hehe.

 6 months ago  

LoL.. don't tell anybody

Haha... let's see.

 6 months ago  


I was once in your shoes . I knew just how important my phone is so I promised myself I would get a powerbank. So I saved and got myself one. That is what has been helping me till today.


 6 months ago  

I am trusting God to get a power bank too. That experience is not nice at all.

Thanks for reading ma

 6 months ago (edited) 

🤣🤣 transformer Wahala the only thing it knows how to do is to explode.. when blackout wants to deal with you it will without no mercy #dreemerforlife

 6 months ago  

LoL.. honestly, those situations don't show mercy at all..

 6 months ago  

I swear we are suffering ours for the past 6 days now

 6 months ago  

Omo.. sorry about that, I just pray it doesn't reach a month

 6 months ago  

Hmmm i pray too ohh

 6 months ago (edited) 

Amen o