Saturday, November 10, 2007

He Is Safety UNconscious

The conversation went like this:

Me: Honey, what are you doing with the light switches?

Him: I have to pull the wires out for these switches that don't work anyway.

Me: Don't you think you should turn the electric off?

Him: No, I'm pulling wires out that aren't connected to anything.

Me: Well, yes, but you're working at a double light switch, and only one of those switches isn't connected. The other switch is connected and runs our kitchen light. Don't you think you should turn the electric off?

Him: No. I'll be fine. I'm going outside to yank on these wires. You stand here and watch. When I come back, I need to know which wires moved.

He leaves, wires jiggle, he's back...

Me: It moved this wire that in this switch here that we don't even know what it's for. But, it also moved this wire here in the double switch

Him (Freaking Out): Don't be pointing in that double switch that one wire is HOT!

Me... smacking my forehead with the palm of my hand and walking back to continue working on homework...

as the lights flicker on and off and he fiddles in said double switch with a screwdriver.

Oh, the joys of home improvement with a husband who doesn't know what the definition of safety is.

9 comments:

Anna

I really love that graphic!

I always worry when my husband works with electricity, but he usually shuts the breaker off.

An award for you!

tegdirb92

LOL--too funny. There is an award that I posted for you at my blog too on Friday :) Stop by if you get a chance. Good luck on the bread--I wished we lived closer so I could help you work that machine :)

Have a great Saturday!!

Tammy

That is too funny, the graphic I mean. I think I hubbies are two of a kind.

Smalltown RN

my hubby is very handy...but like your hubby he doesn't always pay enought attention to his own personal safety....sometimes I just have to walk out of the room...so what is it with men that way...

Smalltown RN

where did u get that graphic..it's great!!!

Travis

Two things my dad always says:

1. Turn off the power regardless of whether you think the line is hot.

2. Take out the clip and empty the chamber, count the rounds, re-check the chamber, re-count the rounds, and make sure the safety is on.

Heart of Rachel

Glad he didn't get into any trouble. I think it is always best to turn off power when working on wires. It might be a little dangerous to take risk.

Stine

Haa haa. Joys indeed.

Bubba's Sis

Glad it wasn't a shocking experience!

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