DEAR ABBY: I'm having a dispute with my husband. He thinks you screw in a lightbulb clockwise. I disagree. I say counter-clockwise. Which of us is correct? ERIKA IN PELHAM, ALA.I mean, why don't . . . ? Are you so . . . ? Abby, why are you even . . .? Oh, never mind. You have just witnessed the rare event of words failing me.
DEAR ERIKA: He is. You screw in a lightbulb by turning it to the right, the same way you tighten a lid on a jar -- which is clockwise. The mnemonic for this is: "Right is tight; left is loose."
Saturday, January 23, 2010
How many idiots does it take NOT to screw in a lightbulb?
Okay, confession time. Guilty pleasure #45. Being on Yahoo! News and clicking the "Dear Abby" link. And once in a while . . . Well, I quote:
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