Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's electric

The other day I was reminded of a funny story when I opened up a new electronic product.

Exhibit A:
  This would be your typical 2 prong plug device, right?  Or so one would think.  

To keep things anonymous my mom a lady bought a new hairdryer.  At this time we were living next door to each other.  I loved being next door neighbors with my mom this lady.  And miss it to this day.  

So she called me on the phone, even though we lived next door to each other, and said she couldn't get her new hair dryer to work.  

That's odd I thought.  I went through a few check points with her; was the cord untangled, did the circuit breaker trip and need to be reset, did she have the prongs the right way, and so on.  I am no electrician, but my husband was in his previous career so I knew what I needed to get by.  And I was the only help she had since my dad this lady's husband wasn't home and my husband was at work.  

I told her I would come over to see if I could get it to work, otherwise she would have to take it back to the store and get a new one.  

When I got there I made sure the surge protector was engaged and took a look at the hair dryer.  Then I noticed one teeny tiny problem.  

Exhibit B:
Problem solved.  

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