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You know you’re an electrician when…

by Chris Lee | January 6th, 2016
  • You dig into your pocket for change and come up with nine wire nuts, four driver bits, a screwdriver, a utility knife, and two pennies.
  • Your wife has a bucket near the washing machine for the wire nuts she's always pulling out of it.
  • Your nickname is "Sparky", and it has nothing to do with being youthful and energetic.
  • You set your cellphone on silent mode and as soon as it vibrates with a call, you jump back thinking you're being shocked.
  • You drive around with your family to look at Christmas lights and while everybody's admiring the light show, you're marveling at the wiring.
  • You describe having two children with one on the way as having "two trimmed out and another roughed in."
  • You go to an amusement park and ask for a tour of the electrical rooms... and get it!
  • You're disappointed that your friend's pictures of their new house doesn't include any shots of the breaker panel.
  • Your wife is meditating and making that "ommmmmmmmm" sound and you assume she's talking about electrical resistance (ohmmmmm).
  • Your wife is meditating and making that "ommmmmmmmm" sound and you immediately check the lights, switches, and outlets to see what's humming.
  • Someone is describing an extraordinary event and says "I was so shocked!" and you ask "What voltage?"
  • You're at a party and someone takes a picture with a flash camera and your blood pressure jumps a couple hundred points.
Chris Lee
Chris Lee has an extensive background in preconstruction management as a former specialty contractor and business owner. As the Chief Estimator at Esticom, he’s helped thousands of specialty contractors digitize their preconstruction process to increase revenue and profitability while decreasing unnecessary overhead.

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