The long walk home 08/14/03.
I was working in the library trying to figure out which of our microfilms needed to be discarded, when my computer went down and the lights started flickering around me like a 70s disco. My coworkers and I thought that just the library's power had gone out. However, we knew the problem was widespread when we went outside and saw New Yorkers desperately dialing their cell phones. I really had no idea what to do except to start walking.
I finally reached home after three hour of walking. I was not upset, because worse scenarios have happened.