So when the power does go out why does my mind automatically jump to the thought that the power has been cut by an ax murderer and he is coming to kill me? Last night Dan was at a meeting, so I was home by myself, cell phone in the car and my laptop had 10 minutes left of battery power. I was putting towels in the bathroom when DARKNESS STRIKES! I just stood there dead silent, then about 3 minutes later, I start yelling "Please don't murder me, please don't murder me" as I run around my apartment trying to light the candles and find all the flashlights. Ranger is barking which doesn't help the situation any, once I got everything together I just sat in the corner so my back wasn't to any open hallways. I didn't want to be snuck up on.
The power went out about 7:30 and Dan didn't get home until 9:30ish. It was a long two hours!
Once he got home i felt a lot better. The power continues to be off as we eat cold things and try to drink all juices and milk in the fridge before they go bad.
I am just wondering what one might do in these types of situations. How do you occupy your mind so that you aren't constantly thinking about being murdered and how you wish you had eaten that last good meal before you die!