Did you know laziness and ignorance can kill you? Well it almost killed me. I got electrocuted the other day, due to a lethal combination of laziness and ignorance. Seriously, I don’t know how I’m still alive. I got jolted through both hands simultaneously. I know Jesus loves me, and that I live a ridiculously charmed life, but wow… I hope the new owner of my flip-house appreciates those stupid recessed lights.
This kind of crap puts life in perspective. Here I’ve shipped my family off to Texas for 10 days so that I can work 12-hour days at my stupid flip house. How dumb is that? Never again.
When I was four years old my dad would let me play with his oscilloscope. Turning various knobs would produce sine waves and other funky shapes. Each session would end with a mind altering electric shock. I learned two things at an early age: 1. Following in my dad’s footsteps as an engineer might not be so wise. 2. Getting a finger jolted, albeit painful, is OK, but electricity flowing into one hand, traveling across the chest, and out the other hand is not OK, but deadly.