Reply to post: Re: Needs pointing out...

Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?

navidier

Re: Needs pointing out...

> Sir PTerry knew ages back...

> “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”

> ― Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

When I were a lad, we used to sometimes go into the Big Smoke (for us, that was Byron Bay) to do our shopping. There was a big department store on the corner of Jonson and Lawson where you were served individually at the counter and your bill and cash whizzed up on a cable to the cashiers on the second floor who then let the receipt and change fall down on the same cable. Next to the main counter was a small wooden sign:

IN CASE OF FIRE, PLEASE RAISE THIS FLAP

Underneath it said:

NOT NOW, STUPID -- IN CASE OF FIRE!

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