Because life is a series of edits

Trip the Light Fantastic (But Label It First?)

In Pop Culture on September 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Light Switch I saw this in a church this past weekend and was so amused (among other things) that I had to snap a picture.

What's the rationale here? Had someone at some point in the past mistaken this light switch for something else? Was someone a bit paranoid and afraid someone would in the future?

Now don't get me wrong: I like label-making as much as the next guy (or perhaps more accurately, girl), but I can't for the life of me come up with a justifiable reason for this one.

Let's just say that if one feels the need to literally label a light switch, metaphorically mustering the creativity to flip it is probably the least of one's concerns.

I suppose it's better than labeling people, but come on. We can do better, people.

  1. We have a ‘light’ switch that is used to turned on and off power to our well, I’ve seen them for other electrical appliances such as heaters. So if there is more than one switch in a room it makes sense to label it. Could be if the church has a ministry to immigrants, labeling helps with the language. Those are just a few of the reasons I’ve seen for labeling something very common to most of us. :)

  2. In our attic, there is an electric exhaust/ventilation fan that has a thermostat on it. For whatever reason, the guy who installed it also put it on a traditional light switch (like the one pictured above) and put that right beside the entrance. Now, everyone reaches for that, flips it a time or two, figures out it isn’t the light, and leaves it off out of habit— which means our vent fan doesn’t run as often as we would like it to!
    Not so brilliant thinking, but definitely in need of a label (as is the light switch, which is across from it).

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