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Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
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Dog day evening ?
After a particularly boring brain dead 12 hour shift at work yesterday, I went home in the pouring rain ...stood under a brolly whilst letting my two nutty dogs run around for 10 mins on the garden (one chases dicky birds to the point where I swear she nearly takes off and flys along WITH them, the other more grown up doggy plods along sniffing and spraying along the outer edge of the garden - sneaking into the neighbours when I'm not looking and chases their cat).

Anyhoo, still in brain dead mode, I give the dogs their tea and make myself a cuppa before finally relaxing in front of the tv with laptop on knee ... position assumed for the rest of the evening ...or so it should be.

The tv won't come on, I glance at my alarm clock and notice that is off too 'Maybe the electic went off in that stormy rainy weather earlier' I puzzled to myself. No fear, I have full battery on my laptop so I'm good for a couple of hours anyway... so I set about searching on the internet for 'electricity supply outage - Yorkshire' to find out wtf is happening (the last time this happened some nutter/14 year old had fried himself climbing a pylone leaving our area without electricity for a couple of hours while they scraped what was left of him off).

I couldn't find anything on t'internet, so waited a while for my son to come home thinking maybe he might have been dicking about with the electrics again (previously he had wired up the outhouse lightswitch to run a 4 gang extension cable off and was merrily mig welding his car with it after changing the fuse wire in the main box from 5 amp to some ridiculously high ampage - this gave me nightmares for weeks, he could have burnt the bloody house down ffs !!!).

Anyway, there I am ...drinking my cuppa pondering what to do next when it suddenly dawns on me 'How the feck did I make a cuppa if I haven't got any electric??' ... at which point I realise that there hasn't been an 'electricity supply outage - Yorkshire' but my eldest dog had pished on the extension cable and blown the pishing fuse and quite probably got a nasty cock shock in the process - that'll teach the dirty beggar!! :D
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 10:46, 7 replies)
Not to mention
How exactly would your router be functional without that all important electricity.
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 13:10, closed)
Mobile t'internet?

(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 14:28, closed)
... hadn't thought of that either ... another facepalm moment lol :D

(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 14:37, closed)
he had wired up the outhouse lightswitch to run a 4 gang extension cable
With the house I am currently in, the previous owners had done something that had disconnected the upstairs socket ring from the main box. Their solution was to connect it to the lighting, leaving me wondering why the hell bulbs were blowing for fun.
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 19:34, closed)
sounds similat to me once
i came home to fine TV etc all off. feck. then had a look behind the speaker where all the wires were. my kittens, about 5 weeks old, decided that it was ok to hide behind the speaker and pee into the 6 way plug, which in turn had another 6 in. i think 11 devices in total including phone. i reckon it had happened once or twice at least and had it not been a surge protector she would have frazzled her girly cat bits. bless - i said under severeley pissed off breath - as i had to undo all the piss sodden sockets, clean, and re-plug EVERYTHING.

(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 13:28, closed)
Hahahaha, I'm glad I'm not the only one with pet/electricity probs ...
... previously I had a similar experience with my beloved pet rabbit (NookieBear - named after Roger De Courcy's performing partner on account of his enormous brown eyes, bless him) ... he chewed through several cables and singed his whiskers off in the process, didn't stop him trying again though ... he was kinky like that :D
(, Thu 22 Jul 2010, 11:44, closed)
Haha! I was completely sure the that...
...you were going to say you couldn't find anything online, only toater realise the router was off too...
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 18:40, closed)

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