What’s the problem? Hmm, how can I put this without becoming abusive? To put it mildly, the shop owners and managers are helping to screw up the planet, strain the grid and drive up YOUR electric bills by keeping the demand for electricity artificially high (it's called supply and demand.) I have been saying this for years, but I think after experiencing the power outage of August 14th, 2003, my message may hit home with greater impact. (It did not...that is why this is being republished!)
SHUT THE DAMN DOORS! How thoughtless are these shopkeepers? How many times have we been asked to take it easy and watch our electrical consumption? 50 million people just went through a collective lesson in personal electrical conservation responsibility, yet the New York shop keepers seem to have skipped class, or more accurately lack class.