Friday, April 29, 2011

Marriage 301, Lecture 351: Let there be insufficient light


Me: I hate this stupid lamp. I want a brighter lightbulb.

SH: You mean like a 100-watt bulb?

Me: Yes! I hate this stupid spirally lightbulb.

SH: But if I put a regular lightbulb in there, with as much as you read, our energy costs would go up.

Me: For a bedside lamp? How much?

SH: Like a dollar a month!

Me: What - I'm not worth twelve dollars a year?

3 comments:

Fijufic said...

Too funny. I am not a fan of the fluorescent bulb either...

Ann said...

LOL. I hate those stinkin fluorescent blubs too!

John0 Juanderlust said...

In CA they subsidize the curly bulb cost so you can buy them as cheap as others. Usually they have 100 watt equivalent. With me it is all about the cost. If they are cheap and cheaper to run, then I'm in. They claim a 60 watt replacement only uses something like 13 watts.
If one goes out, I break all laws, wrap in nearly extinct plastic grocery bags, and put it in the trash with the coffee grounds.
Haven't broken one yet to see if the mercury will ruin my life. I think you are supposed to call the epa and have specialists come clean it up.
Too bad they are only made in China.

No way to actually throw away anything legally here.