An hour or two ago my computer screen started to go all shaky.
OMG the computer is about to blow up, I'll have to get a new computer, and as for backing up ...
Then when I tried to heat something in the microwave, it made a very off noise. The bathroom light wasn't as bright as it ought to have been. When I switched on the electric kettle to try the new chai teabags, which I thought might calm my escalating jitters, it dimmed the light from a lamp.
OMG the house needs rewiring. And is about to burn down.
Then I heard revving engines and loud male voices close by.
OMG someone's stealing the car, and I'm already thousands of dollars in debt after the new computer and the rewired/burnt-down house.
Then all the lights went out.
It wasn't long after that that the nice man from the electricity, in his shiny neon yellow safety gear, knocked gently on the front door to let me know they'd fixed the fault in the power pole directly across the road.