Charles: I don’t know how long this power outage is going to last. Do you think we should call Elizabeth to tell her we’ll be late for dinner?
Jane: That’s a good idea. Do you know her phone number offhand?
Charles: No, I don’t, and I can’t look it up in my address book or in the phone book without any lights. Oh, wait. I have it programmed into my cell phone. I should be able to use speed dial to call her. Oh, no.
Jane: What’s the matter?
Charles: My cell phone battery is dead.
Jane: Maybe we can use the landline to call directory assistance. The operator should be able to give us her number.
Charles: I doubt it. There must be more than one Elizabeth Bennett in our area code.
Jane: You’re probably right, but I’ll try anyway. Where’s the phone? Oh, here it is. Why aren’t I getting a dial tone?
Charles: Try listening through the earpiece instead of the mouthpiece.
Jane: Oh, right. How do I dial 411 if I can’t see the keypad?
Charles: Hey, the power is back on!
Jane: Not a moment too soon!