On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:18:54 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
No, your family will use your card so they can buy a nice urn for your
ashes. Aisle 4 near the end.
They can use the express lane because all they are buying is the urn
and a big box of Bubba Burgers for after the funeral service.
I've had issues like this in the past.
After time and observation, I noticed it seemed to happen much more when
I was wearing one particular pair of shoes.
One supermarket was a real issue... I had to stay grounded to metal of
the the cart, then before touching anything else, had to bring the cart
into contact with the metal shelf bottom. If I'd walked any distance, up
to maybe a 3/16" spark would sometimes be visible between cart & shelf.
Also received wicked shocks getting out of the car with that pair of
shoes, especially in the Winter.
As a side note, most car tires now have a little carbon blended into the
rubber to help bleed off static charges. (Don't know for sure, but
suspect they may do the same with shoe sole materials.) Seat covering
and clothing materials also play a factor.
If walking around in an area where you know you may get a static shock,
hold your keys (or other metal object) in your hand, and touch the car
lock first with the key/object to minimize shock. In the house touch the
key/object to a switch plate screw, or whatever else thats handy and
well grounded. (Try to avoid zapping your computer!)
I'll really show my age.
I worked for the IT department of a major company and spent a couple of
years installing countless Radio Shack TRS-80 word processors. The static
electricity issues with these machines were notorious for wiping out the
data on the 8" floppies.
I recall one system where you could walk up, touch the plastic case of the
keyboard and the daisy wheel printer would spit out a character.
In the worst locations we would attach grounding straps to the sprinkler
system with a wrist strap for the users to put on before they sat down to
use the machine.
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