So here's a set of first world problems.
AusGrid tears up the streets of Newtown, destroying vast swathes of footpaths and neighborhoods in a bid to guarantee the safe delivery of electricity.
Today at a hint of summer, Newtown, Enmore and Camperdown go down. Gee thanks, AusGrid.
The pond calls Energy Australia and a robot says the cause is unspecified. Gee thanks, Energy Australia.
Bonus: the shutdown destroys the pond's modem. No replacements can be arranged until Monday.
For a cost. Gee thanks Optus.
So the pond pays for the excellent work of AusGrid and Energy Australia.
Who knows when the pond will return. Though no doubt in due course the pond will return. Thanks to the high tech efforts of the suppliers doing their very best to gouge their customers.
Well, at least it's not Beirut. But take care not to step in an AusGrid hole.