Short fuses over shorted fuses

July 14th, 2011 · 85 comments

Well, here’s another one to file under I didn’t even know that was a thing.

Explains our submitter in Chicago: “We live in a VERY old building with a lot of electrical problems. Apparently, one of the tenants is blowing fuses daily and switching their blown fuses out with other units’ working ones. Crazy.”

Dear Jerkface who keeps stealing fuses, 1) You're a jerkface. 2) Fuses are expensive. You would know that if you went out and bought some instead of stealing other people's. 3) You obviously have some type of electrical issue that needs to be addressed. Call the management company before you burn down the building. Thanks!

related: This is not a thing! I refuse to acknowledge this is a thing!

FILED UNDER: Chicago · neighbors · nice stationery · stealing · that's a fire hazard


85 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Heather

    Shocking!!

    Jul 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Danny

    Last time I lived in a rental property with a fuse box, I replaced my fuses with the little screw-in circuit breakers. Then I just had to walk downstairs and push a button when a fuse “blew”.

    I suggest getting the management company to invest in some of those, since that would also discourage people from replacing fuses with something of the wrong value (like a bigger fuse, or a penny), and they cost under $10 each.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-BP-MB-15-Circuit-Breaker/dp/B000S5RGFY/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1310698338&sr=1-1

    Also, fuses are not expensive. They’re like $1-$2 each. Probably less than a pad of Grateful Dead stationary.

    Jul 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Melissa

      I can’t imagine it’s “up-to-code” for them NOT to have a circuit breaker, or how they get fire insurance without one.

      Jul 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Nicole

      Yes, Danny, fuses are kinda cheap. If you work, instead of selling shitty hand-knit caps in Rasta colors at folk festivals. Hippies are broke, buddy. A few bucks? That’s a few bucks!
      And as for the pad of paper? That’s an investment in the memory of JERRY, maaaan!

      (Ahem, before any Deadheads start freaking out on me: I’m a former lifeguard, which means I was friends with TONS of DHs, and appreciate hippies, being cheap and broke, the Dead’s music, shitty hand-made items, and ESPECIALLY folk festivals. Nothin’ but love.)

      Jul 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      So, with Jerry Garcia having passed away, who does that leave as the living Dead?

      If they got together to do a show one evening, would they call it “Night of the Living Dead”?

      If so, even I might buy a ticket. I wouldn’t go to the concert, but it would be a nice item for my wife’s scrapbook.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 12:07 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   FeRD bang

      Scrapbook of the Living Dead?

      Jul 15, 2011 at 2:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Canthz_B bang

      I never said my wife is normal, FeRD. Hell she married me, so she can’t be quite right upstairs! LOL

      Jul 15, 2011 at 7:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   jenice

      the fuses actually cost about $7 for a pack of two. and the dead paper was a free gift that someone gave me ten years ago – back in the days when i was still a deadhead.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   chemgal

      Just tried buying a rental property and there were a few with fuse boxes. We were told that while the seller can sell it with the fuse box, we would have to upgrade to circuit breaker in order to get insurance AND for the mortgage to be approved.

      Jul 16, 2011 at 8:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Nicole

    *laugh* I actually have very little issue with this sign…it seems more reasonable than most on this site, and the points he or she brings up are valid. I mean, wow…stealing fuses? That’s low communal living behavior.
    Also, I, uh, really love the term of endearment that is “jerkface.”

    Jul 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   The Elf

      Yes, this makes throwing dog poop look so normal.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 8:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   cizzerhand

    nothing says *RAGE* like goose-stepping teddy bears

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm   rating: 52  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Olivia

    I’d start marking the fuses to track where they went…

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   mcgrimus

      Exactly what I first thought. Mark your own fuses so that you’ll know if one gets exchanged.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   jenice

      my fiance originally wanted to lock our box and i suggested leaving it open and marking our fuses. they haven’t stolen ours since. we know they’re stealing because someone had a stack of extras stored in the area that are gone now.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Nunavut Guy

      Do you have something against capital letters?

      Jul 17, 2011 at 7:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   The Elf

      Someone stole them and replaced them with lower case letters.

      Jul 18, 2011 at 6:37 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   Nunavut Guy

      At seven bucks for two that adds up fast.

      Jul 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   mystic_eye_cda

      The last apartment I lived in… admittedly 7ish years ago had fuses but they were in each unit.

      They said they would come and replace them if they burned out (and lightbulbs, who the heck expects the landlord to pay for lightbulbs), we said that was stupid and they left us a bunch of extras so we could change them. We never needed to, possibly because the wiring was fine and possibly because we didn’t use things like hair dryers, toaster ovens, etc.

      Someone should talk to building management I bet they would pay for them

      Jul 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Lawl

    Actually, I love this one! It’s pretty justified and the Grateful Dead stationery was the icing on the cake.

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   jenice

      thanks! we thought the stationery really lent itself to the gravity of the situation.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   meaella

    I never knew there was such as thing as Grateful Dead stationary!

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   FeRD bang

      Yes, clearly that’s the surprising thing about this note.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 2:22 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   The Elf

      Merchandising – Where the real money from the band is made!

      May the schwartz keep truckin’.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 8:28 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   GhostWriter bang

      The Grateful Dead have never been stationary; they jus’ keep on truckin’ on.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   it's naptime

      and what a long, strange trip it’s been.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   GhostWriter bang

      …in Forman’s basement.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Deana

    I’ve had neighbors do that to me. It’s so low. Stealing a cup of laundry detergent is one thing, but stealing a fuse? You just cut out someone’s lights, jackass.

    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   memling

      OMG but don’t get me started on the laundry detergent!! I’m sure each of the many neighbors that helped themselves to my detergent was thinking, “Oh, it’s just one cup…” until an almost full bottle each of Gain, Woolite, Clorox 2, and Downy were all but depleted in about a week. Sure, it’s not as bad as no lights in my house but, grrrrrrr.
      Of course, being truly and apologetically passive aggressive I replaced each of the supplies with decoys that contained just enough of the product on the label to give a convincing fragrance and color, which I had mixed with whole bottles of that new Clorox Care (full-strength bleach that is odorless and has a thick, detergent-y texture). So satisfying to hear the shocked swearing from the laundry room as they found their ruined clothes!!

      Jul 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm   rating: 141  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Canthz_B bang

      Really nice as a PA move.

      I would have probably just kept my laundry supplies in my apartment instead of in the shared laundry room, because theft of my supplies would surly cause me to blow a fuse!!

      Jul 15, 2011 at 12:01 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Me

      Ugh, sorry for voting up your comment memling. I hadn’t read the last part when I did.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 12:22 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   bookworm

      Mem: have you tried not leaving your detergent in the laundry room?

      Jul 15, 2011 at 11:02 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Mama Wrench

      Um yeah, it’s not that hard to toss your laundry supplies into the basket when you go to the laundry room, then take them back with you. Team Lock Your Stuff Up.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 11:47 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   TKD

      memling, I am in love with you.

      And the rest of you hating on memling: did your parents never explain the “don’t touch what is not yours” thing to you? It is not just about not stealing other peoples stuff. It is also about not knowing exactly what you are stealing. If you steal it and it turns out poorly for you, tough shit, quit your bitching.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   Rattus

      If I saw laundry supplies sitting in the laundry room week after week, I would assume that they were there for the taking. I have never met anyone who didn’t take their stuff with them when they went. And I have to say that ruining the clothes of those who may have assumed erroneously that it was communal property is not visiting karma on them, it is inviting karma to come kick your ass.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.8   Rattus

      If I saw an assortment of laundry supplies sitting in the laundry room week after week, I would assume that they were there for the taking. And I don’t believe that destroying the clothes of those who may have made an erroneous assumption is visiting karma upon them, it is asking karma to kick your own ass.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.9   bookworm

      I’m going to have to take Rattus’ side here. You can’t leave personal items in a communal setting and expect them to remain personal. Team Personal Responsibility.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.10   Adriana

      Yeah, it’s one thing to leave your laundry detergent and dryer sheets in the laundry room while you’re doing laundry, but it’s quite another to just leave them there all the time. I live in an apartment building and I keep all my laundry supplies in a cheap backpack that I take back and forth. Between laundry excursions, I just keep the backpack under my sink. Although I’d be irritated if people used my stuff, I’d blame myself if I kept my detergent in there every day.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.11   Anonymous

      I must live in Utopia, because I have left my stuff in the apartment building’s basement laundry room and never had my stuff stolen or used, and I’ve lived here for 5 years. But then again, we have shelves with apartment numbers marked, and you just put your stuff on your shelf space.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.12   The Elf

      Ah, but the real crime is that it was scented laundry detergent….

      Jul 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.13   angela_G bang

      Seriously…you knew you didn’t pay for it but because it was there, it’s there for the taking?

      No I wouldn’t leave my laundry detergent but I’m trying to understand the logic behind taking something that you know isn’t yours.

      I guess it’s the same logic that allows the person/people at work to eat the food I brought in for myself, without asking, because I had more than one yogurt/lean cuisine/whatever.

      Jul 16, 2011 at 10:54 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.14   Rattus

      If the office fridge contains lunch bags and yogurts and Cokes, I know that people have brought them in for their lunch. If I saw a box of detergent and a bottle of bleach sitting in the laundry room week after week, I would assume that they were there for communal usage because I have never met anyone, ever, who didn’t take their stuff with them when they left the laundry room.

      Jul 16, 2011 at 6:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.15   Canthz_B bang

      I’d never assume that laundry supplies left in a communal laundry room were there for the taking unless my lease said that “X” amount of dollars of my rent was used to buy laundry supplies.
      But I wouldn’t leave my personal property (my laundry supplies) in the laundry room unattended and assume no one would use them any more than I’d leave my car keys in the ignition and the car door open when I leave my car in the parking lot.
      People steal. If you offer up easy takings, there will more than likely be someone who takes advantage of your generosity.

      Jul 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.16   angela_G bang

      But you did know people who were so nice that they just randomly bought laundry supplies for the use of any of the people in their buildings?

      If less people took things that they knew didn’t belong to them, maybe people wouldn’t have to schlep their laundry detergent back and forth to the laundry room.

      Obviously that’s not going to be happening soon since some people think it’s a ok to take things that don’t belong to them.

      Jul 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.17   oi

      How does it feel to be all up grown up and shit angela_G?

      As CB said it’s one of the unpleasant truth of the world, people will steal, loot and plunder from others with full knowledge of what they are doing and if it’s easy to just grab it then even more people would do it. It’s not right, it’s not fair but it’s universal and ancient.

      Jul 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.18   kermit

      I don’t think it has anything to do with stealing (or people being jerks) so much as the fact that the communal laundry room is not your own personal storage space.

      Just like the office fridge is not your own personal fridge where you can store your groceries for weeks on end. I don’t know where you people work, but most places have a mandatory rule that the fridge gets cleaned out on Fridays. If you’ve left stuff in there by Friday night, it gets thrown out/taken.

      As someone already said, unless the laundry room has a communal storage space for tenants to store stuff, you have no business leaving stuff there.

      Jul 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Trixie

    No way I’m checking the fuse box. I saw Jurassic Park.

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   AuntyBron

      What? not EVERYONE died, you know. Ellie checked the fusebox and she survived. She even restarted the thing.

      Jul 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   The Elf

      Clever girl, Trixie.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 8:29 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Mrs.Beasley bang

    OK, stealing good fuses to replace bad ones DOES make one a dirtbag. But there is always something to be “grateful” for – like having a neighbor who steals good fuses rather than sticking a penny in beneath a bad one to circumvent the system. Because if they did that nobody would be Grateful, they’d just be Dead.

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:51 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    I think I once over-heard Foghorn Leghorn say, “This is why I keep my fuses numbered.”

    Jul 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Julie

    hahahahahaha “have a GRATEFUL day”

    Jul 15, 2011 at 12:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Earl Hamsher

    i used to live in a place that required fuses. i think you need to mark yours with a sharpie or something so you can bust the a-hole

    Jul 15, 2011 at 1:15 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Kay

    If it were the other way around, the deadhead stealing the fuses, I would make a quip about all those lamps necessary 24/7 for a good crop of maryjane. Alas, I got nothing. A jerkface is, as pointed out, a jerkface.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 1:16 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Canthz_B bang

    If you think vegans hate jerk chicken, just imagine how they must feel about jerkface!

    Jul 15, 2011 at 1:31 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   FeRD bang

    We have somebody where I live (I *think* it’s just one person, and I have a suspect in mind, but no proof) who keeps swapping his dead light bulb for the one from our buildings’s basement entrance. So, everybody who lives on that level gets to fumble for their keys in the dark whenever he blows a bulb. I thought that was classy enough… but this jerkface found a way to top it!

    People… feh! :-?

    Jul 15, 2011 at 2:19 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   GhostWriter bang

      Disbelieve. Why would a thief worry about replacing a working bulb with a blown one?

      Jul 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   elbrucio

      Because outright stealing the bulb might cause the building owner to get a tamper-resistant fixture and their free-bulb supply would dry up.

      Jul 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   James L.

    The proper PA response for a neighbor who steals your fuses is to:

    1. Wait until a Friday night when the neighbor is out.
    2. Cut the seal on the electric meter.
    3. Pull said meter out off the wall, which then cuts off the neighbor’s electricity, and throw it away.

    With any luck, the neighbor will be sans electricity all weekend.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 2:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Grant

    My wife would have come out to give you a piece of her mind, if she wasn’t locked in her iron lung, you murdering jerkface.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 4:22 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   carmenz

    How do you even know that someone is stealing your fuses? Maybe they just blow a lot because your wiring is fucked and someone at your place heard you remark, “Shit, not again. I swear someone is stealing my fuses,” and it stuck.

    But if they are…mark ‘em then steal ‘em back.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 7:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   jenice

      we know the wiring in our unit isn’t fucked because we had a crew of electricians out here a few weeks ago that spent 16 hours rewiring our unit and a couple others. we know they’re being stolen because they actually have disappeared completely from another tenant’s box. we have since marked our own so that if it happens to us again we can find the culprit. but, yes, somebody’s electricity is, indeed, still fucked. that was the point of the note – to get the problem fixed by calling the landlord.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Nunavut Guy

      I’m making a killing off the fuse concession at the local hardware store.

      signed Jenice’s (sorry,,jenice’s) down stairs neighbour.

      Jul 17, 2011 at 7:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   carmenz

    Oh, and love “Jerkface.”

    Jul 15, 2011 at 7:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Eileen

    Should send this to my sister, who was a big Deadhead in high school. She’d get a kick out of it. The stationery, not the stealing fuses. If someone was stealing her fuses, she’d go down and punch their lights out.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 7:49 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   TippingCows

      Nice pun!

      Jul 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Justin

    I just feel the need to compliment Miss Deadhead for properly using the possessive plural apostrophe on “people’s.” I automatically sided with her when I saw that.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:08 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Ajax

      Same here. I’m also feeling warm and fuzzy toward the three or four commenters who’ve correctly used “stationery” and “stationary.” As my fifth grade teacher used to say, “Stationery has an ‘e’ to go with ‘envelope’ which has three.”

      Jul 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   jenice

      Thanks!! we try.

      Jul 15, 2011 at 8:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Mrs.Beasley bang

      Ajax, I like the little rhyme. Shorter version I learned was, “Stationary has an ‘a’ like ‘always’.”

      Jul 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Kim

    OK, Jerkface is a total jerkface. But shouldn’t it be the management’s responsibility to provide extra fuses if their electrical system sucks so bad this is an issue? Why should tenants have to buy their own fuses? Of course I have no experience with fuseboxes so I’m not sure what the usual protocol is. Even living in NYC in turn of the century buildings all have been upgraded to circuit breakers. Just seems like management should make sure to have a box of fuses available.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:13 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Adriana

    I go to my landlord for everything, including items as small as new drip bans on my stove. If the landlord doesn’t want to provide it, then management can say no. Maybe the fuse-stealer has asked, I don’t know, but I’d call the landlord three times a day if my fuses were constantly blowing. Yeah, I’m a pleasant tenant.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Venus Flytrap Inc.

    I just noticed that was Grateful Dead stationary. LOL.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   GhostWriter bang

      ..because you were so high?

      Jul 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   GhostWriter bang

    That Grateful Dead stationery is pissing me off. Those bears are not ordered in a correct animation sequence.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   GhostWriter bang

    Jerkface singalong: [ here ]

    Jerkface! Stealin fuses, man
    I first told you, “You’re a jerkface man!”
    Get some! They only cost a dime
    You just keep using more…

    Hey you, the meany who’s grabbing the fuses – don’t blame me!
    I’m gonna report your acts of thievery, hear me?
    You typically blow out your fuse when your watching your TV
    Cut it out! You know it draws wattage quick.

    Tell us- you got a sewing machine?
    To use it, you blow the fuse’s ring?
    You ought to just replace your own
    But ya just take one from me- oh no!

    .
    .
    .

    Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me;
    Ya pull my fuse; I can barely see.
    Lately it occurres to me
    What a cooooold jerkface you’ve been.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   gladystopia

      Something’s wrong….I NEED MORE THUMBS!!

      Jul 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   jenice

      thank you for the song! we just sang along to the tune!

      Jul 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   123

    I know it was YOU who stole the fuses because I BACKTRACED IT! Consequences will NEVER be the same! >:O

    Jul 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   mamason bang

    I guess I’m the only one who read that jerkface should call the management cowpony.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   aaa bang

    Well, I would be on the note-writer’s side since stealing other units’ fuses is a first class tool move, but the Grateful Dead really blows and I kind of have to hate anyone who likes them enough to have their stationary. Sorry, man.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Craig

    IMO, Fuses ARE actually over-current preventative devices, whilst breakers are not. Industry standard and code changed as a matter of cost only, not necessarily safety. Any circuit protected by a circuit breaker can be protected as well or better with a fuse.

    All that being said, the Jerkface should
    1) determine the cause of repeated over current events
    2) reimburse the others ++
    3) get a clue

    Jul 16, 2011 at 12:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Catt of the Garage

      Circuit breakers are safer than fuses, not because of technical reasons, but because people are idiots who will fit the wrong fuses and/or use pennies, bits of wire, etc. etc. – and in an apartment building, it’s not just your own household who will burn to death as a result of your stupidity. Having lived above crazy neighbours, I say yay circuit breakers!

      Jul 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Catt of the Garage

    Am I the only one who finds it bizarre for apartment buildings to have the fuseboxes in a communal space? When I used to live in a flat, our meter and circuit breakers were inside our flat, along with the water shutoffs, toilet, bed and other items that I considered to be entirely my business. The only fuses in the communal hallway were the ones for the stair lighting. Why would it be any other way???

    Jul 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Calantha

    Why is it that there are so many brain dead people in the world that thinks its alright to steal fuses? And then there is the other half of passive aggressive that leaves a note! I love it!
    I love my cat!

    Jul 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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