Here is a picture of a rocker switch designed by idiots.
Instead of putting the words ON and OFF on it, they put a LINE and a
CIRCLE. (Which means absolutly nothing).
Both words ON and OFF begin with an "O". If that circle is an "O", it's
worthless. Or maybe it's a number zero. "0".
And what the heck does the LINE mean? (To me, it means nothing. Is it a
lower case letter "L" or upper case letter "I", or number "1", or just a
plain meaningless line.
Whoever began labelling switches this way, should be fired from their
job, and be sent to prison for the rest of their life, for creating a
Why cant they just put the words "ON" and "OFF" on the switches? If the
full word wont fit, them put "N" and "F" (oN & oFf).
I have a power generator with this kind of switch, which is for turning
on and off the engine. Because those symbols make no logical sense. I
can never remember which is ON and which is OFF. I just start to pull
the rope on the generator and if it wont start, I flip the switch to the
other position. Hopefully it will start in one of the positions. That's
of I dont flood the engine from pulling the rope with that switch on the
Since I dont use the generator often, the next time I need it, I'll once
again have to play the guessing game to determine which is ON and which
is OFF. And of course this always occurs in the dark, because thats when
I need the generator.
I finally bought a permanent paint stick yesterday. The next time I get
that generator started, I'm going to write ON and OFF in big letters
above and below that switch.
And if I ever find the moron who labelled these switches with a LINE and
a CIRCLE, I think I'll give the fucker a black eye, knock out a few
teeth, and embed a LINE and a CIRCLE on his forehead with my pocket