A few days ago, a manhole explosion in Boston cut power to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, which caused their main server to go down, which in turn caused them to close all their branch offices for the day.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette ran this story. The highlight for me was this line:
David Brodeur of Southbridge said the closing was another example of how “the elderly are always getting the short end of the stick.”
Right. The Registry must have known that old folks always come out Mondays, so they called up their friends at NStar, asked them to knock out the server for the day, just for the sake of screwing over old people.