"Seriously? Oh, what a pain!"
I had just opened the fridge, and everything was fine. Now, a moment later, the light was out. Maybe it was just that a bulb needed replacing, but the machine felt ominously quiet. I put a hand against the stainless steel door. It was not thrumming, as it should have been.
"Mummy! The power's out!" called a child from the next room.
"This is very...