Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lights on please?

I still smile to myself each time I remember this particular incident. It happened a few years ago when I had a technician over to help troubleshoot some printer problems.

The technician came over at night and I escorted him into my office to have a look. All was going well but then I noticed that the technician had suddenly gone very quiet and was just standing next to my chair. I was about to ask what was the matter when he sheepishly said, "I need to have the lights on."

We both burst out laughing at the same time and he sure understood when I told him that, in my world, I often operate without lights although I do my best to remember to flip them on whenever sighted visitors or assistance come to my home. Truth be told, I flip them on all of the time or at least most of the time even though I can no longer see them.

Old habits die hard and now that I can no longer see, I still remember to turn on the lights at night or whenever I think that it is dark. I just have to remember to turn them off before retiring to sleep.

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