Friday Wisdom – Hiring an Electrician

When hiring an electrician always ask this question:

“How many times have you been shocked on the job?”

The correct answer is: “Once”

More wisdom next Friday.


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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16 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Hiring an Electrician

  1. He mightn’t be the brightest bulb if he’s been shocked more than once! 😀 😀 😀

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  2. Debra says:

    An excellent question! I got zapped pretty good once as a kid and as a result I’m almost afraid to change a lightbulb. LOL! But I was only zapped once!

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  3. Chris White says:

    Great post which made me think. I hired an electrician. He promised to appear LIVE.
    He didn’t turn up. He must have gone to EARTH. Was I annoyed ? No … I felt NEUTRAL about the whole thing.

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  4. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Here’s a followup question, Andrew: Were you shocked by his bill?

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  5. Lorelie Sims, a well known blacksmith, was asked one day if she has ever been burned. She answered “Yes, but I eventually got over him.”

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  6. I’m working on this answer. Hmm…

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    • Yup, once, meaning he learned from the experience and is a careful worker. More than once, he is a sloppy worker who doesn’t pay attention. And saying never is a lie, all good electricians have touch the wrong wires at least once.


  7. Cedarwhistle says:

    I know two things about electricity. It’s invisible and it’ll kill you. I figure that’s all I need to know. Lol.

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