An open letter to the powerful Turks in charge of the Istanbul electricity grid -
I am about to singlehandedly fly for 12 hours to the US with 2 children, including a stopover and a 4 a.m. departure from home. Tonight I have plugged in 3 iPods, one laptop capable of playing DVDs, 2 Nintendo DS hand-held games, and one digital camera.
Please, oh please, tonight, no power cuts. I will be indebted to you forever.