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Monday, 23 February 2004

Static Conditioning

Static electricity seems to like me. A lot. Here at work I accumulate a static charge from walking on the carpet. Actually just from sitting at my desk and moving in the chair from time to time.

So whenever I touch a metal object or a person the discharge hits me. And we’re not talking a minor sting here. I swear sometimes you can see an arc from my finger to the thing I’m about to touch. It can hurt quite a bit.

It also depends on the shoes I’m wearing. Some pairs are evil and charge me like I’m some kind of living lightning conductor. So now whenever I’m about to touch a door handle I cringe in expectation of the shock. Even when I’m not at work and even if it’s not a metal door handle. My conditioning is perfect.

Pavlov would be proud of me.

[Archive Link]  Posted by Edda at 16:32 CET


[Comments Link]  1. Posted by Lena on 24 February, 2004 13:44 CET

I’m resistant against this hits.
Lot of hits from my gymnastic mat, 5 weeks long every day.

[Comments Link]  2. Posted by kazza on 10 December, 2004 14:02 CET

I hate static electricity with a vengeance. Some tips: If getting out of a car, touch and hold the metal of the car before touching the ground. Touch things with a key or metal object held tight in your hand. Touch wood or glass of doors rather than the metal handles. And yes, shoes make a difference. The better insulated they are, the more charge will store up :)

[Comments Link]  3. Posted by kazza on 10 December, 2004 14:04 CET

Oh, and clothes make a big difference too - anything synthetic will build charge up faster than natural materials.