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Weak electricity

"I must say, I don't think the electricity's very good here. The oven's not cooking nearly as quickly as my old one did"
"Mum, your old one was broken"
"It wasn't! It used to cook really well - much faster than it said on the packets or the recipes".
"That was because the temperature was wrong and it overcooked everything".
"Well, this one's hardly cooking at all - look!"
"It's not cooking because you keep opening the oven door to look at the food..."

Next day:
"I told you the electricity's not strong enough in this flat - this iron's not even getting hot... oh. It's not switched on. that's why".

Comments

Hehe!
Yep. Just what someone like that needs, to have their electricity "boosted" so they can hurt themselves worse. Sheesh.

I imagine determining if the iron was hot was done by touch?
LOL! I wonder what exactly happens to different homes (or districts or villages) to make them get weaker or more powerful electricity. Is it proximity to the power lines? to the power station? How quickly they pay their bills? If the city alderman/mayor/burgermeister is on good terms with the head of the power company? If they are older (or younger) than the next village?

I also wonder if the lights are dimmer there. It would only stand to reason, right?

I lurve your mum!