Friday Wisdom – Electricity

This week the local power company came out to replace a transformer for out neighborhood. Our power was out for a couple of hours, but when after it came back on, one of our furnace’s thermostat was dead. That thermostat is a programmable one from about 2002 so was likely near the end of its life and the power surge of switching on the new transformer likely finished it off. An HVAC tech will be here today to fix it which leaves me with the question of, do I talk about HVAC or electricity. Well, I know more about electricity than heaters so here’s watt I know:

My electrician drives a Volts-wagon van.

Just so you know, it hertz if you stick your finger in an outlet.

An electrician’s favorite ice cream is Shock-o-lot.

Many people are shocked when the find out how bad an electrician I am.

I bought a sweater that was just full of static electricity. I returned it and got another one free of charge.

There’s a new electrical supply store in town. It’s called the Ohm Depot.

A wind turbine meets a solar panel in a bar. The turbine says to the panel, “I’m a big fan.”

Old electricians never die, they just slowly discharge.

Little known fact: Electricians have to strip to make ends meet.

The transformer at the ice making plant blew up. Now the ice plant has gone into liquidation.

The lights in my house won’t come on and I’ve called an electrician because I just can’t handle the current situation.

I sure my gardener is wrong, planting a light bulb will not grow a power plant.

How many government utility regulations cover the changing of a light bulb? Just four: 1. Requires you to change your light bulb. 2. Specifies what light bulbs you can use. 3. Warns you that changing a light bulb can cause cancer. 4. Bans the disposal of used light bulbs.

I walked by an electrical outlet this morning. I swear I heard it singing, “I’ve Got The Power.”

What do they call London when the power fails? Londoff.

I use to work with an electrician who was so bad that we called him, “Shock absorber.”

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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24 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Electricity

  1. I always enjoy these types of posts from you. It is unfortunate that your thermostat didn’t fare well with the change. Many humans are not happy with changes. I guess that applies to thermostats, too. πŸ˜‰ Have a wonderful week!

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  2. As always, I laugh at “watt” you know!

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  3. Dave says:

    You have my permission to continue this list indefinitely. “I’m a big fan”… LOL

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  4. These are fantastic. How in the world do you come up with so many!

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  5. jfwknifton says:

    I think it’s the one about the two sweaters this week.

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  6. SusanR says:

    “Sweater” is my favorite.

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  7. Sounds like my ice maker

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  8. Ha! Those are all shockingly good! πŸ™‚


  9. Franknbean says:

    So that’s β€œwatt” you know….
    Enjoying your Friday cleverness Mr Andrew.

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  10. Wow, shock-o-lot ice cream! ha

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