Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Funny Things - Power Lines

Power Lines are funny here :) I would hate to be an electrician here! It's a mess - at least it looks that way. It's probably just like the traffic here though - when you first look at it, it looks like chaos, but when you "get to know it" you see it actually has order to it :) - Either way, it cracks me up :)
My dad took this pic when he was here. This is something we see all the time, so I never think to take pictures of it :) When you buy some things here they don't always come with a plug. You can get a plug put on it OR you can just plug the wires directly into the socket :) (but you usually have to stick a pencil into the socket first to open up the shutters :))
We saw this the other day :) This was a piece of kid's playground equipment. They strung the electrical wires through it... seems safe hunh?
Funny Funny Things :)

10 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

Christine said...

that, my friend, is a HOT MESS!

Carrie said...

Oh wow.. pretty shocking huh! (I know... lame!)

Emily said...

Haha! That is funny, that picture your dad took still looks normal to me, and it's been almost 2 years now. I will never forget the time sparks just started shooting out of our breaker there.

Anthony and Sharon said...

The first time our 12 year old friend stuck a metal tool into the light socket right before she plugged a fan in I nearly had a heart attack. That was about 4 days after getting overseas.

By the time we left, I was amazed at all the things I myself had stuck in a light socket in order to open the "shutter" :)
Fun post!!!

Erin G said...

mmmm... Mark works for the power company and has a strange fascination with power lines (and substations and a whole bunch of other boring/dorky stuff) -- so we come home from most vacations with pictures of power lines. "Look, this is what power lines look like in China! In Africa! In Dubai!"

Sadly, I am not kidding.

ANYWAY I'm pretty sure these are the craziest foreign power lines I've seen. And I emailed him the post. We'll see what he says. :)

SouthAsiaRocks said...


Carrie - You crack me up :)

Emily - haha!

Sharon - I was the same way - crazy! haha! You have to teach your kids about sockets differently here... No Aashini, only grown-ups can stick things in sockets... :)

Erin G - I'd love to hear what he thinks :)

Erin G said...

he just replied and said "I absolutely would have taken a picture that. THAT is crazy."

haha, so you have the ultimate vote of approval on power line craziness, right??!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

I feel so proud!

Life in Green-Land said...

OK, maybe I'm just the typical overprotective American Mom, but I'm thinking I wouldn't be so thrilled about my kids playing on an electrically charged playground!

Sarah said...

Haha, the playground equipment would make me a little nervous! :-) Maybe they strung those wires there so the kids could just slide down instead of climb ?? :-) It reminds me of that movie, "Outsourced." There was an awesome electrician in that movie!