A High Voltage Situation

, , , , , | Learning | August 21, 2020

While in the military, I occasionally serve on a board that examines trainees who are failing their technical courses.

At one such meeting, a trainee has failed his carpentry course, and he wants to try a different career field; he wants to be an electrician.

Me: “Why do you want to be an electrician?”

Trainee: “I really like the idea. I have been interested in electricity for a long time.”

Me: “Do you know at least something about what electricians do?”

Trainee: “Yup.”

Me: “Do you know the difference between AC and DC?”

Trainee: “Does that have something to do with sex?”

The board decided the trainee was not suited for the electrician’s course.


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