Monday, March 16, 2009

But It Has Melted!

A few weeks ago, we had an electrician come to the house to check on our outside lights.

Others look like this:

Ours look like this:

As a result of our simply turning them on.

The conversation with the electrician went like this:

Him: "I have come to check on the lights."

Me: "Yes, they are right over there."

A few minutes later, after he circled the house two times.

Him: "I think you will need to come and show me these lights. I cannot find the broken lights."

Me: "They're these ones right here."

Him: "So they don't work?"

Me: "Well, they ARE melted."

Him: "But do they turn on?"

Me: "You see, I didn't turn them on again once they melted. I don't actually know if they still work."

Him: "Please turn them on."

I turn on the lights, one does work and the other does not.

Him: "Well, one works. The other one probably needs to have a bulb replaced."

Me: "But you see...the lights have melted. I don't think that's normal. I'm pretty sure it's a fire hazard."

Him: "But the lights work."

Me : *Throw up arms in frustration and give up*

Wow, my grammar was horrendous today. I apologize if I've missed anything.


  1. You are actually in Warsaw aren't you? Over here we like to joke about Polish electricians, but the jokes aren't about their competence, we see Polish electricians as among the best!

    I may have to dispel that view...

  2. How many Pollocks does it take to change a light bulb?

    Sorry I couldn't help myself.

  3. Sorry I know its annoying but it is funny for us.

  4. Why is it that I'm picturing Arnold Schwarzenegger?

  5. Heehee! I see that bureaucrats (and the bureaucratic mindset) are not unique to the US of A. *sigh*

  6. A Voltage problem?



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