In a P.S. to my last post I mentioned I’d had an… um… surprise while wring outlets. I’ve since received several comments, all of which which were awesome. To clarify:
- I was “shocked” not “electrocuted”. Proof of this is that I’m not dead. Good point!
- Apparently everyone has done this at least once. I’ve done it far more often than I think a reasonably smart guy should. I just assumed everyone was better at wiring than me. This may be incorrect.
- I always get the wiring right eventually but sometimes it’s more of a journey than I’d like. Who am I kidding? I’m like a monkey working out a Rubik’s Cube; except in the end it’s all done right.
- Best joke ever: “Whats the natural frequency of an idiot who doesn’t clear and test the breaker? 60 hurts!”
The actual event went like this:
Me: “OK so I’ve killed the switch and I’m gonna’ swap this outlet. The probe says it’s dead so…”
Other Guy: “That’s weird, why is the light on the other side of the room flickering?”
Me: “Oh no that must mean that…”
Other Guy: “Ha ha ha.”
Internet: “You deserved it.”
Yes. It’s true. I deserved it.