May 4, 2011

When It Comes to Electricity Issues, I'm on a 'Need To Know' Basis


Me: Mr. Man, why are the lights in the house flickering?
Mr. Man: Well, it's happening throughout the house. So it's probably a city electricity issue.
***fast forward 18 hours***
Me: Mr. Man? Why is there no electricity upstairs?
Mr. Man: I turned the breaker off because...............Do you really want to know what I've known for awhile?
Me: You mean I've been on a 'need to know' basis about an issue with the electricity in our house?
Mr. Man: Yup.
Me: (considers next move.)
Me: Will said electricity issue further delay the insulation/bathroom project?
Mr. Man: (considers next move.)
Me: You know what? 'Need To Know' works for me.

11 comments:

  1. hives. the mere thought of electrical issues gives me hives.

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  2. Ha! Ha! Ha! Good for you.....whereas me on the other hand? I'd have my husband's head reeling with the questions I'd be asking.....rapidly!!! ^_^

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  3. Yeah that would totally be me, too.

    Jorge majored in engineering. I majored in tourism. I think it's clear who handles electrical issues.

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  4. I get nervous just turning on a lamp...

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  5. Uh yeah, I'm handy and all but electricity SCARES me. Besides, my hair is plenty frizzy without getting shocked ;)

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  6. Sounds like you guys have a solid relationship. For real.

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  7. absolutely hysterical
    I'm on a need to know basis with these types of things too.

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  8. remember my 'bird's nest' electrical junction box in the attic?? yeah... i can relate, unfortunately. the attic has been tidied up by the electrician... so now there is just the foyer, the porch light and the exterior lights.... right.

    good luck. :S

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  9. Hmmmm.... Wire cutters, junction box, electrical tape, electric tester, cable ties... Any questions? BTW, good call on shutting the power off... I've received my share of doing the "electric boogaloo"

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