Pluggers by Gary Brookins for February 04, 2019


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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 1 year ago

    sometimes I forget which of the two wall-mounted buttons in my parents’ three-bay garage goes to which door

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    Farside99  about 1 year ago

    That’s OK, randomly (not very often, just when you’ve forgotten about it) my hall light switch sets off my smoke alarm.

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    EcurbYkspohs  about 1 year ago

    Hate when that happens !

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    Dani Rice  about 1 year ago

    Most of the switches in our house are Russian military style – “General Upizoff”

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    david_42  about 1 year ago

    Eight years and my wife doesn’t know the switches (3) for the garage or the deck (2) or the living room (4).

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    stairsteppublishing  about 1 year ago

    Half of the light witches on the first floor were put in upside down. Try remembering which in the middle of the night.

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    animemom50  about 1 year ago

    We have three switches by our front door. I have always recalled the last one turns on porch light, but I always get the other two mixed up as which turns on lamp in room and which turns on light in hall entrance. Been here for 22 years, guess I have 8 more years to learn.

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    contralto2b  about 1 year ago

    While growing up, the light in our basement laundry room was turned on by pulling a cord attached to the light socket. When my parents finished the basement about 10 years later, they installed a regular light switch in the laundry room. More than 30 years later we STILL try to reach for the cord before flipping the switch.

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    Billy Yank  about 1 year ago

    Hallways and rooms with two entrances often have “three-way” switches that work together controlling the same lights. The lights on position changes depending on which of the two switches was used last.

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    Mikey Premium Member about 1 year ago
    I don’t think that’s an accurate portrayal of this phenomenon as the confusion results from multiple switches on the same switch plate. If you are going to depict giant bipedal housecats dressed in flannel contemplating household wiring enigmas at least do it accurately.
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    Plods with ... Premium Member about 1 year ago

    We’re not sure who wired our house.

    RE: There’s a light switch in my bedroom on the 1st floor that turns off the front door light.

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    Zapbessacarr  about 1 year ago

    I still reach for a light switch in the kitchen that has never been there, the actual switch is by the back door.

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    Impkins & Patsnozzle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Some of our switches like to flip back “on” when I’ve just switched them “off!” :)

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    Rose Madder Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Switch plates with 2 or 3 switches and all going to same lights in different order – depending on the room you are in. I’ve lived here 30 some years – still hit the wrong ones. Like last night…

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    dsidney49  about 1 year ago

    My folks have owned their house for over 15 years. The bathroom I use when I visit (and have done so quite often) has the light switch outside the door. Never fails, at least once a visit: I’ll step in, close the door, then say some unprintable stuff into the darkness that surrounds me!!!

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    Dorothy Ownbey Premium Member about 1 year ago


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    Barrington Womble  about 1 year ago

    That’s something I would do.

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    kaycstamper  about 1 year ago

    By 30 years you should have it figured out!

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    forsyth  about 1 year ago

    Metaphorically this also applies in the bedroom.

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