posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 02:42 AM
I joined this site because of this thread and desire to comment. I haven't read anything else on here, yet, but plan to poke around since there
seems to be some 'verra interesting' topics! Such as that SLiders thing...
Now for confession time. I too blow light bulbs more than the average person, especially when I am in a highly emotional state. It doesn't just have
to be flicking on the light though (btw I am left handed) but there have been more than a dozen times just standing under the lights too. My house
was built less than 10 years ago and 'fortified' by my brother who is a master electrician. But it happens in all kinds of houses and buildings.
Flickering lights is not new either and my city lights repair guy told me that if my closest city light blows/stays flicker one more time he's going
to ask that I have to pay for replacing it! (We've lived here 9 years and it has had to be replaced 4 times, which according to the city worker, is 4
times more than most since they are supposed to last for 10 years.) Many times I have moved to get out from a flickering florescent light only to have
the ones above me start flickering or buzzing loudly. Those touch lamps that go up in power do it when I get my hand 6 inches away and if I am sitting
too close to one it will blow after going madly on and off (when I am emotional).
I've only found one brand of watch that I don't kill the battery in less than a month (Swatches) and I think it is because it has a plastic back,
rather than a metal one.
When I hold a compass it doesn't point north. Most times it stands still, occassionally the pointer has spun around a bit too. I failed orienteering
to say the least.
When I got my first computer I kept causing it to go haywire (back in the early 90s). Finally, after 9 home visits, the company told me I had to wear
a grounding wire. It was a little thing I had to clip to a large metal object and wear the other end around my wrist. Now most computers are already
grounded. But if I am upset I still mess up computers, shut them down even. At a meeting with a state agency worker I not only shut down her computer
but I also caused her electronic phone to start beeping every time I sat forward. I can only use my PALM if I am holding it in a metal case, otherwise
the pointer won't allign properly.
TV rabbit ears and radios with attenas always messed up if I walked close. At a basketball game I was supposed to run the scoreboard and every time I
touched it to enter the numbers the scoreboard would light up all the lights until I took my hands away.
When I was handed a cordless microphone at a conference the closest amp kept popping and the microphone wouldn't stop squealing.
I shock people when I touch them more than the average person, especially if I am torqued at them.
At one of those science museums with a static generator (or whatever it is called) I actually had an arc sustained over 3 feet away. The guide said
she had never seen that happen before unless someone was holding a metal wand.
My husband didn't believe me when we were dating until he brought me to meet his mother. I was so nervous. I walked into her house and stood next to
her touch lamp, poof within a minute after blinking off and on like crazy. I went to the bathroom and blew the light, then the kitchen light above the
stove went and when his brother went to shake my hand, before he touched me, his hand was shocked and he screamed like a girl!
I don't punch button in elevators unless I can help it because sometimes it lights up more than the one I touched.
Twice I have set off the theft alarm at our local Walmart when I didn't have anything with an anti-theft strip.
At the last airport I was at I got through the metal dector fine but when I leaned against the x-ray machine putting my shoes back on the machine
malfunctioned (went blank). I repeated it 4 times when asked then was strip searched, only to have them find NOTHING and I missed my flight!