It seems that I was being unfair to Pepco in this post. The Capital Weather Gang has indicated here that the storm was very unusual and extremely powerful with possible wind gusts up to 100 mph.
It turns out that I tend to hold others to higher standards than I do myself.
1. I won't have someone clean house because if I do pay them then I would expect them to do a better job than I would. I would be the one to run a finger along all the counters to check for dust for instance.
2. Our shower curtain liner is disgusting yet I tolerate it. If I saw the same thing in a bathroom of a hotel I would scream!