The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Notes on an overheard conversation about a shocking situation

[They don't make them like they used to—this only lasted some 25 years before failing to unplug properly.]

“When I went to unplug the light socket from the outlet, one of the prongs pulled out and is still stuck in the outlet.”

“Oh man.”

“My baby brother said I could just yank it out no problem.”

“Sure, after you shut off the circuit breaker.”

“No, he said I didn't have to do that. As long as I'm not making a complete circuit I should be fine.”

“Yes, your brother would say that.”

“I do have some insulated pliers.”

“Want me to to pull it out?”

“Sure! Here you go.”

“Okay, where's the outlet?”

“Over there.”

“Oh, I see. Oh good, there's plenty to grab onto. What could possibly go wr—”

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[It's a study in contrasts—digital camera contrasts]

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