Twitter can be a wonderful platform for the opinionated to stand on their soapbox and shout into the abyss of the internet all the things that make them emote. Sometimes the result is funny, other times it’s heartening, but all too often it leaves us scratching our heads.
This one is a head scratcher.
After the weekend’s brutal wind storm that knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people, Twitter lit up with users demanding BC Hydro pay for their spoiled food. Yes, that actually happened.
@bchydro but what about compensation for my wrecked food? #ipayyoumyhardearnedmoney
— James (@dashate24) August 31, 2015
I wonder if @bchydro will be reimbursing customers for all the spoiled food.
— cherry grant (@cherry_grant) August 30, 2015
@bchydro I guess we will send u our spoilage food bill due to the lack of power?
— T_T ☺ (@T_T_Gonzo) August 29, 2015
@bchydro you owe me a bunch of food and a weekend. How the hell is the power still out?!
— Matt Massier (@MattMassier) August 30, 2015
To be fair, food only lasts for about 24 hours in an unopened fridge before it spoils and some homes in Metro Vancouver are still without power. Around 6,100 BC Hydro customers are in the dark four days after the initial outage.
More reasonable folks seemed sympathetic to the plight of BC Hydro as their Twitter page was flooded with tweets of thanks.
@bchydro thank you BC Hydro linemen, you guys rock!
— Liberty-bk (@libertybk) September 1, 2015
— AndorianIP(AiP) (@AndorianIP) September 1, 2015
And no matter your opinion on the reimbursement of spoiled food, at the end of the day, at least you’re not the owner of this car (unless you are, in which case, you have our sympathies).
The storm in the Vancouver area yesterday was pretty strong. Had to drive in pitch black areas. Now I know what a zombie apocalypse looks like (picture was not taken by me) #BCStorm #bc #vancity #vancouver #britishcolumbia #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada A photo posted by Krstović™ (@krstovic_a) on