Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just because you can, doesn't always mean you should

Last night hubby and I went out to dinner with three couples and had such a fun time. It was so nice to have a dinner with adult friends, eating adult food , having adult conversations. These folks always just crack me up. Oh my goodness, we really need to do that more often. So, in this case, just because you can DOES mean you should.

When we returned home, we found out that the power upstairs was completely out, downstairs was just fine. You see, there are power plug adapters and 110v/220v transformers. Some American products are dual voltage and only need the plug adaptor (e.g., the laptop, the DVD player). However, most American appliances need both. Apparently, T and his babysitter didn't quite get this concept. T wanted his air purifier plugged in. So, he and the babysitter used a plug adaptor (with no transformer) to plug in the purifier. Of course, it could plug into the wall outlet this way, but without a transformer it really shouldn't be plugged in. POOF, the entire upstairs was soon without power. The power in our house is now fixed, but the air purifier, well, that's now toast.

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