From: "John Jardine"
Subject: Re: 12 Volt, Strobe Project (Coil Powered)
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 13:49:04 -0000
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Chuck Simmons wrote in message
> John Jardine wrote:
> > Chuck Simmons wrote in message
> > news:3DCD5DE1.6B73683B@webaccess.net...
> > > John Jardine wrote:
> > > >
> > I reckon we've both always had a basic (healthy!) respect for this
> > elektrickery stuff which is a one reason why we've survived. I know the
> > chances of electrocution are low, but death is a bit final and not
> > like a crushed finger.
> My exwife always just about had a cow when I would ask her to hold a
> flashlight for me while I replaced a light switch on a hot circuit. I
> kept having to remind her that I would damned sure get a shock if she
> didn't hold the light steady. I never did figure out why she was so
> shakey with the light. After all, I'm such a wimp about shocks that I
> wouldn't do anything dangerous.
> ... The times have been,
> That, when the brains were out,
> the man would die. ... Macbeth
> Chuck Simmons email@example.com
Wife of course, later casually relates story to a friend down the road.
Friends husband (suffering from an overdose of macho pride) thinks if Mr
Simmons can do it, then he'll give it a go. Bang ... call for a body bag!.
Natural selection is at work again!.