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Old 12-16-2017, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by TokyoBayer View Post
When you’re installing a ceiling fan, who needs to be careful and go all the way over to the breaker box to turn off the circuit?
This reminds me of a story I've probably told before.

When I was a small child we lived in Japan. At the time, dad wore a Vulcain 'Cricket' watch, a model that was known for its alarm. This is before watches had batteries, so the alarm was not a 'beep-beep, beep-beep'. No, it was a clattering buzz. It sounded exactly like this in fact.

So dad's up on a stool, fixing some wiring in the ceiling light fixture. Just as he finished the job, his alarm went off. He thought he was being electrocuted and fell off of the stool.