That's difficult for me to believe because I don't know anyone that ignorant..
Granddaughter of guy who started the company only knows how to spend money and isn't very good at building the company. I hear about this one everyday. She is always getting someone else to do the menial jobs while she is busy looking good. Costs the co a ton of money but who's going to say anything?
They'll probably figure it out, right about the time they have to close shop..
That's exactly what is happening now.
How many people who don't know how to change a light bulb does it take to change a light bulb?
Actually did you know that we have a law in Australia that says you aren't allowed to change your own light bulb? Supposedly you have to hire an Electrician at a cost of maybe $100 or so.
Of course nobody has ever been prosecuted and everyone changes their own (the 1 in 5 I presume :) , but it came about to prevent people in work places from doing it, then some bright spark (pardon the pun) decided to make the law cover private residences.
a spokeswoman for Energy Safe Victoria has good news.
“I can confirm that it is not illegal to change a light bulb in Victoria,” she told news.com.au.
“While the Electricity Safety Act makes it illegal to do your own electrical work if you are not licensed, changing a light bulb and removing a plug from a socket were specifically exempted from this requirement under Order in Council G17.”
That sounds right for Victoria. In NSW where I live and possibly other states, the electrical act is very vague when it comes to defining the legalites. It was changed a few years back to tighten up on electrical work being done in commercial premises by people incorrectly qualified and it inadvertently created potential issues for private home owners. It may have been fixed since, but it's not something that anyone is concerned about.
It doesn't sound so crazy when you tell us how it is in your neck of the woods. Intentional ignorance from the top. Thanks Oz.
It's kind of crazy isn't it? I've heard that a fairly large segment of the youth population are too uncoordinated to hammer a nail into a piece of wood. When I was a kid back in the 80s, indoor entertainment basically sucked, so we'd ride bikes and build forts and stuff like that, and it allowed us to develop basic motor skills. A lot of young people have grown up in front of a screen, if it doesn't involve pushing buttons, they're out of their element.
That is hard to believe and very disappointing for the human race.
I actually do know some people like this and you are right it is disappointing.
Well, it is hard to change a lightbulb or boil an egg when you can't let go of your iPhone.
I understand that Yale is now offering a three semester lab course; Eggs, and How to Prepare Them. The first course final exam - prepare a hard boiled egg. There's been a lot of preparation required to get these classes ready for Yale like ensuring students can approach a stove without panicking, removing a carton of eggs from the refrigerator without panicking, identifying the refrigerator, permits to boil actual water in the class room, etc.
Young people with common sense will rule the world.
I believe this. Of course...what age were the people? Under 10?
Ozzyboy...how come you don't have an AV... I almost overlooked this post due to your lack of an AV...
The source for the article in The Week...
Good article, dear.
And just curious...how come you don't have an AV? You know...a profile pic...
I haven't found one I like enough to use.
Troll through Google one day.... I figure animals might be good for you...
Or here's a good idea...how about something like a light bulb!! Just came to me from this post.
I'll think about it.
I can teach people to change a lightbulb and boil an egg. After that it’s on them. :)