Thursday, November 11, 2010

Iritating Outlets

I'm backing into a series of blogs I'm planning on doing just because this one annoys me so much. To bring you up to speed I've been busy moving, then moving and caring for two houses and one apartment. As of yesterday, I no longer have to take care of one house. It was sold! I live part time in a small town so my son can finish his senior year and on the weekends in a larger city 2.5 hours away. This can make me crazy. What is even worse is the electrical outlets in my apartment aren't consistent. For some you put the plugs in with the ground on the bottom and others it is the top. Then on weekends I have to adjust again. Not a big deal. Just a pain. This morning when I tried to plug my hair dryer in the wrong way...again, I thought about my characters and how they would react to an upside down outlet. Would they go ballistic? Would they shrug and walk away? I, in my postage-stamp apartment go from one extreme to the other depending on my mood and how much cabin fever I have.
What little annoyances make you go ballistic?


  1. Hi W.S. -- Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. Hope to see you again when you have time.

    As for small annoyances, the one that bothers me the most is a silly circuit breaker in a downstairs bathroom that shuts off the outlet in the upstairs bathroom if I plug the wrong appliance in upstairs. Then I have to do all the way downstairs to reset the breaker. Who thinks of these things?

  2. Several of the lights in our house are on switches and chains. So you can flip the switch, then have to flail around for the chain. In some really fun cases, my husband has shortened the chain (he can still reach them) but they are less tempting to the kids. I end up in a dark room with no options.

    We also have some fun circuit breakers, too. Aren't old houses fun?