Och! The terror! When you walk into temp H.Q. and find a fellow lab member standing panicked before the refrigerator into which all of the lab's reagents and samples had temporarily been displaced. And when that panicked fellow lab member says to you that the outlet into which said refrigerator had been plugged had been without power, a bolt of pure terror surges through you. Luckily, though, all was fine. The lab tech's pack-rat habit of storing massive numbers of cold-packs in the refrigerator turned out to be our saving grace, and all of our reagents and samples are intact.