Powering Your Switch
Connect the supplied AC adapter to 12VDC/100mA
on the back of the switch. Then, plug the other end of the
adapter into a standard AC outlet. The power turns on.
Note: To avoid injury, do not connect the adapter to a
My gosh! A new thing to worry about.
From generic antenna installation instructions, from
After a page of warnings about grounding, power lines and windy days,
Do not attempt to install if drunk, pregnant or both.
Do not eat antenna.
Do not throw antenna at spouse.
I guess that's one of those "direct translation from the Chinese" things,
but here's a serious one I saw the other day on a building compound gate at
my local supermarket where they are doing some refurbing. It said
"No alcohol or drugs to be used on this site"
What is the world coming to ? My wife won a toy radio controlled car at the
bingo last weekend. Some of the instructions on that box were hysterical,
but she's given it away now, so unfortunately, I can't share :-( That
was mine to play with ...
Employment laws pretty much the same here, and you're quite right on what
exactly that sign was about. Just struck me as a sad state of affairs when
you have to advise someone who has actually *got* a job, that it could be in
jeopardy if they start boozing or using illegal substances whilst they are
supposed to be doing that job. As to the singling out of employees for what
you as an employer consider to be unacceptable behaviour or performance,
this whole area is an absolute minefield here now, especially since this
rotten government of ours, has allowed much of our employment law to now be
dictated by Johnny Foreigner across the water ...
Federal Civil Service workers here are protected by the Merit Systems
Say 80% of those fired, then appeal. Fact is they get their job back,
back pay and benefits, even if they had sex with a prisoner :-/
So tell me if you've read anything that can beat this: one a'them sun
shades you put inside your car's windshield (sorry, windSCREEN) that
says this inside:
REMOVE BEFORE DRIVING
(not translated-from-Chinese hilarity, but still ...)
I am a Canadian who was born and raised in The Netherlands. I live on
Planet Earth on a spot of land called Canada. We have noisy neighbours.
I remember years ago... I was working on the end of an extension cord.
Somehow it got plugged in while I was working on it, and I touched the
two wires together. Big bang.
The end was in another room, and I'm yelling at my spouse: "Unplug
She got really pissed off at me for yelling at her.
(but was I wrong? <bg>)
At which point you no longer needed to ask that the cord be unplugged.
Reminds me of something that happened many years back when my dad was
replacing the light fixture one room over. I said "you should really
turn the power off before doing that".
"Oh no, I'll do it hot." (I really have no idea what possessed him to
do this, he knew better, but...)
I was sitting at my desk, working on my computer when the lights went
Evidently sound does travel slower than light, as it wasn't until a
second or so later that I heard a swear word. <g>
There was also a slight pop, but I never heard that. It kind of
surprised me that a slight pop is all there was.
Yes, if you have fuses or circuit breakers...!
It sounds like a routine for three stooges?
Ow! Why'd you hit me? I dunno, why'd you turn off the radio?
I didn't turn off the radio. Hey, someone switch on the
light? What, no light? No! Curly took the bulb out to plug
in the radio! Hey, someone turn on the radio so I can find
News report... MM was found hanging by a cord that was foolishly
plugged into a ceiling outlet. Details at 11.
I'm surprised they didn't say:
"Note: To avoid injury, do not connect the adapter to any outlet."
which would have been more accurate.
"Note: To avoid injury, do not open the package containing this
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