I was affected by the Los Angeles blackout yesterday. My hands were full of food, having gone out to get lunch for myself and an ailing co-worker pal (his poor back!). I was riding up in the elevator to our 5th floor office space when suddenly the elevator stopped and everything went dark. It was pretty shocking. I heard voices directly on the other side of the door. I sorta yelped for help. No reaction. I tried the "door open" button. Nothing. I contemplated the alarm but thought, "Eh. Not yet." Yelped again. Tried the "door open" button again but this time it worked! Freedom!
So some random worker caused this? Sounds fishy to me. Perhaps I've just become too cynical about terror to believe in innocent accidents. Or maybe I watch too much 24.