Saturday, January 26, 2008

Snap, Crackle & Pop and other mindless things..

It's that time of year again,

when us of the "electrifying personality" types go through the pain and agony of the dreaded static electricity phenomenon.

As if it is not bad enough to be shocked by shopping carts ( I have since begged anyone I go shopping with to PLEASE, for the love of everything good, handle the carts ), refrigerators at the grocery store ( if only there was a way for milk not to have to be in those things ), car door handles ( can't expect everyone to be chivalrous EVERY time and open the door for you ) , OTHER PEOPLE ( poor David ), cats ( they look at me like, WTH? ), etc etc the list goes on...

Recently David and I were shopping at Ross' and I tried on a pretty cute looking black vest with faux fur, and made the horrible mistake of not looking at what it was made of first.

It seemed pretty innocent when I put it on but then I decided when I looked in the mirror that I didn't quite like it on me.

Maybe that's what made it mad, because as I was taking it off, there were these loud SNAP CRACKLE POP sounds and man, I was zapped with every movement I made, on every part of my upper torso and neck. I literally had to scream at David, "GET IT OFF OF ME!!!!" and then just hurl it as far away from me as was humanly possible once the offending vest was off. I'm sure the casual observer could have seen sparks flying in all directions.

And I thought getting zapped by the shopping cart was bad.

2 Samuel 22:13
Out of the brightness of his presence
bolts of lightning blazed forth.



makuahine said...

HAHA great verse!

Seriously, I feel ya! I am the same way this time of year. S tells me just to pick up my feet when I walk but that's not it!

Okay yesterday, I got out of the recliner and walked into the dining/middle room and went from carpet to vinyl tile. Well, when I stepped on the metal thing separating the two? I got shocked on my toe through the bottom of my shoe! Through the bottom of my shoe!!!!!!!

Today I tried to stand up from the chair while holding the laptop and the stupid thing started shocking my hands like crazy, from the top of the screen and underneath! It was nuts!

I'd say it was the chair but it's like this wherever!!! AHHHH!!


The Chansburys said...

letticica, me too me too! down under the other side of the world is a fear of getting out of cars and opening car doors!!!! but with little jamesy in tow i hardly even notice it now - other things too painful ;)

Laura.Y said...

That's horrible! I know exactly what you mean, I've been zapped so many times this 5 mths I'm terrified of touching anything that remotely look like metal.

taranicole <"3 )~ said...

Have I go the product for you! You need a "Static Electricity Eliminator" -- I kid you not! It's catch phrase is "Electrons be gone!" We got one for my FIL, who hates nothing more than static electricity :) Check it out at thinkgeek!

c o n s u e l a said...

I feel for you. I'm like that too with shopping carts and car doors. The worst was when I was in Vegas with could literaly hear the zzzaping sound before it happens and I hated it coz it hurts! He still teases me everytime about it :-}

mama bok said...

Welcome to my world..!! I hate it so much..!! i donch touch anything if possible.. !!

Anonymous said...

I always get "electrocuted" when I close my car door that i have resorted to just kicking it close.