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Pregnantgrumpygal Sun 18-Feb-18 18:30:18

LIGHTHEARTED

So the power went out here an hour ago and there’s no sign it will be sorted soon. DH has gone to work on nights in my car, his is trapped in the garage behind an electric door. So I’m here all alone, in the dark, no Netflix, nothing. I’m hungry but can’t open the fridge or use the oven. Can’t even boil the kettle to make a brew. Not that I can get the milk anyway. I could heat up some soup on the gas hob, but who the fuck wants soup for tea. Not even got any fresh bread. angry
So I’m on just eat and contemplating spending the best part of £20 to get some nice person to bring me food grin
AIBU? Should I just be eating the soup confused

Winterfellismyhome Sun 18-Feb-18 18:31:34

Get a takeaway!

MellyPapa Sun 18-Feb-18 18:32:14

Takeaway all the way!

Though we've just ordered for two and it only came to £20 at the local chinese so try somewhere cheaper wink

AppleKatie Sun 18-Feb-18 18:32:40

Er takeaway obv

Notevilstepmother Sun 18-Feb-18 18:32:48

Get a takeaway, I would. However your garage door probably has a chain or something for power cuts if you do need to go anywhere.

JackietheBackie Sun 18-Feb-18 18:33:02

Sod that. Support your local economy through home delivery of delicious food. Chinese New Year - it is practically a cultural endeavour.

moofolk Sun 18-Feb-18 18:33:02

Do it.

HaudYerWheeshtBawbag Sun 18-Feb-18 18:33:46

Check the power grid for the takeaway place, if they have power order away, if not order at a place that has power grin

Braveanddifferent Sun 18-Feb-18 18:34:00

Yes, one of life's great joys, a takeaway for one, get exactly what you want, none of this compromising and ending up never having Chinese (looks hard at DP) and make sure you order loads so there's leftovers.

NoNoCharlieRascal Sun 18-Feb-18 18:34:19

Do it! But, if you order loads for a proper chow down just remember to shout 'dh it's here, get the plates' when you open the door grin

Or maybe it's just me and the amount I order blush

EmmaJR1 Sun 18-Feb-18 18:35:17

Definitely takeaway but I would have to boil water on the hob for a cup of tea!!!! I'd be desperate!

GreyGardens88 Sun 18-Feb-18 18:35:51

Err I get a takeaway every couple of weeks just for me even if the power is still on

iklboo Sun 18-Feb-18 18:36:09

Do it. And use one that delivers wine as well wink

ShinyMe Sun 18-Feb-18 18:36:16

Why can't you open the fridge?

If you really want a brew, can't you boil water on the gas hob as well?

Notevilstepmother Sun 18-Feb-18 18:37:02

If you have a gas hob you can make tea. It won’t hurt the fridge to open quickly while you get the milk out.

dingdongdigeridoo Sun 18-Feb-18 18:37:09

Do it! I love getting Chinese alone as it means I can have exactly the dishes I want, plus have cold Chinese for breakfast. Or you could save some for DH when he gets home if you’re feeling really generous.

bridgetreilly Sun 18-Feb-18 18:37:27

Why wouldn't you?!

Thishatisnotmine Sun 18-Feb-18 18:37:55

Takeaway! Takeaway!

But why won't your fridge open?

Goldenphoenix Sun 18-Feb-18 18:39:36

Er yes for sure! You defo need takeaway, i just hope they have power

MrKaplansGlasses Sun 18-Feb-18 18:42:26

Never unreasonable to order a takeaway for one. What will you have? I'd choose Indian

Pregnantgrumpygal Sun 18-Feb-18 18:43:03

Haha the fridge will open I just thought you shouldn’t open the fridge in a power cut??
Takeout is ordered!! grin they do desserts too!!

Pregnantgrumpygal Sun 18-Feb-18 18:44:16

It’s literally just 20 houses that don’t have power. The cranky NDN have power. They have all their outside lights on they are just showing off the bastards the takeout has power I checked grin

meredintofpandiculation Sun 18-Feb-18 18:45:24

Why can't you open the fridge? Is this some new sort of Smart fridge which holds your food to ransom if you don't give it electricity? Or is it that you're afraid that everything will go off if you reach inside for the butter and the bacon?

Griddle scones is my usual solution to nobody having bought bread. They'd be a lot quicker than waiting for a takeaway. With bacon, fried eggs for first course, then with butter and marmalade for seconds.

AuntMatilda Sun 18-Feb-18 18:46:38

I always think I'd love to see one of these sorts of threads where everyone replies and says;

'NO! They're REALLY bad for you!' or,

'NO! Don't be so lazy and make some soup!'

Or 'No that would be terribly self indulgent'!
grin

Enjoy your takeaway OP, I'd definitely do the same if I couldn't get out.

SneakyGremlins Sun 18-Feb-18 18:50:18

I order takeaway just for me and the cat every week now and then grin

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