When I was a child, we were told that we would be electrocuted if we touched an electric appliance near water, eg plugging it in or turning it on with wet hands, or if there is a bit of water on the countertop. There was even an episode of a tv program in which a woman died after turning on the light switch after getting out of the shower.
Now, people use electric appliances in wet areas and with wet hands and I’ve done so without dire consequences. Has electricity somehow become safer or were we wrong before? If the latter, why were we indoctrinated about it and when did we stop believing it?