"Kind of hot, ain't it".
From OK4450 in CarTalk.com Forum:
"I came in from work one time and right after I got home the power went out. Neighbors across the street still had theirs and a look out the back door didn't tell me anything so my wife called the electric company.
When the service guy arrived we walked out and discovered that the line had been ripped down from the pole at my house, down the alley, and across the street to another house.
The moron who lived in that house came out and stated that he had trimmed a tree limb and it fell on the wires from his house to the pole. This proceeded to tear more lines down.
Instead of gently trimming the limb from around the wires at his house he lopped the entire 30 foot limb off at the trunk and like a runaway train it brought everything down.
This guy was in shorts, no shirt, and barefooted. The service rep told this guy not once, but twice, to stay away from that line on the ground because it was probably still hot.
So what does he do a minute later? Walks right on top of it while barefooted.
He yelled, shot about 3 feet up in the air with a wisp of smoke, and then limped off home. The service rep was snickering and shouted after him; "Kind of hot, ain't it"."
Last edited by Robert Gift; 07-29-2013 at 07:30 AM.
I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
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