Do you know what airy expressions of love will get you? Powerlessness. Take, for example, what happened in Concord today. "A stray Valentine’s Day balloon drifted into power lines in Concord Monday morning, causing an outage that affected 1,775 customers, reports CBS 5. "The Mylar balloon hit the power lines at 8:15 a.m., knocking down one wire."

Since they are metallic, the balloons cause all sorts of chaos when they hit a power line. Something to keep in mind when you're shoving your tongue down your lover's throat this evening, couples holding Mylar balloons.

In related news, a pretty heart-shaped balloon floated above Dolores Park over the weekend. Adorable.