A first time for everything
Posted by Buck on 10/29/2019, 2:59 pm
In all of my 77 years of turning on a light switch, well, wait a minute, maybe, not all of those 77 years. Because, I can remember back when the house I was born in and got old enough to have a memory of not having a light switch. We had lamps that had a wick that had to be turned on with a match. It was sometime later (after I was born) that we had the electric lights installed. It was just one bulb that screwed into a socket, attached to a wire, that hung down from the ceiling and the socket had a switch on the side of it. You had to reach up with both hands, take the socket in one hand and turn the switch with the other hand. After you did this a few times the single bulb in the socket would blow and you would have to change it out with a new one. This, also, took both hands to accomplish. |
Now, I have light fixtures with, not less than two light sockets and as many as five light sockets and the switch is mounted in the wall to the left of the door. It now only takes one hand to turn on as many as five light bulbs (that's the most I have controlled by one switch). When I flip on these switches enough times I still have a bulb to blow, But just now I had a first. I flip the switch as I walked into this room where I now sit and blew two out of three bulbs at the same time. This proves (to me anyway) that there is a first time for anything, or everything, whatever.