I recall very dimly as a kid watching something on the telly (it might have been BBC’s magazine show “Nationwide” which shows how long ago this is) about a weird and not well understood phenomenon. Basically some people had enormous problems with electrical stuff breaking down. They got through light-bulbs at a phenomenal rate for example.
I mention this now because my wife’s computer is SNAFU yet again. So Nick is, dear friends, once more under the bench with the posidrive and optimism. She has a hell of a record on PCs. She has something else peculiar about her. We all get the odd static shock from time to time but she gets them all the time. She once touched me and there was a blue spark. It was like Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. With our old telly she had to turn it on and off with a pencil. It wasn’t the TV because it never caused me any problems. Well not until the integrated DVD player went FUBAR. One wonders why?
Are these things related? And does anyone know anything about this phenomenon. I’m curious and that TV show was so long ago I can’t recall what they called this mysterious syndrome or whatever it is.
My first thought is that she has rather long hair and brushing it was causing the static but that was nixxed when I was reminded of when she had very short hair and it happened then as well.
The very short hair was the result of an if not fatal then certainly dying accident. If you have very blonde hair don’t dye it black because when the roots come through you look like you’re going bald. A hairdresser was consulted and it pretty much all had to come off.
Anyway, if any readers can assuage my idle curiosity then I shall be grateful.