Things that don't make sense

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PhotonWrangler

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I found myself in an elevator today that had a single overhead lamp that had burned out (and I didn't have my flashlight on me at the moment). :ohgeez: When the door closed it got really dark inside!

Anyway after further investigation I found that there was a light switch on the panel (yes, it was on). What I can't figure out is this: Why in the world would anyone want to turn off the lights in an elevator car?

On a related note I'm lobbying to get a long-life lamp placed in there, maybe an LED or an induction lamp.
 
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The only time I don't have a flashlight on me is when I am in the shower.

I'm sure there are members here that take their lights into the shower, but I don't. :candle:
 

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I don't know what's worse, thefact that that the elevator light is out or the fact that I now want to take a shower with my TK11!
 

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Wasn't there an Emergency Tritium Exit sign above the door ?

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Did the braille :. Dots light up on the panel ?

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My favorite that I've seen is a braille sign at the elevator. I didn't notice it for a year and I am sighted.

What are the odds that a blind person will find the sign or even know that it exists? :thinking:

:naughty: I just figured out the perfect gift for a blind person. An ultra-violet flashlight. Then tell them to tell others who ask, "It's an invisible beam flashlight. Since I can't see anyway, I figured it would be perfect for me. Oh, don't stare at it, it will make you blind." Then tell them to just walk away without any other explanation. :grin2:
 

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What are the odds that a blind person will find the sign or even know that it exists? :thinking:
When the lights went out they'd realise something was wrong and go feeling around... :thinking: OK, when everything goes quiet and the doors don't open they'd go feeling around, and be one up on us sighted people who can't read braille.

An ultra-violet flashlight. Then tell them to tell others who ask, "It's an invisible beam flashlight. Since I can't see anyway, I figured it would be perfect for me. Oh, don't stare at it, it will make you blind."
And yet... many blind people are still sensitive to blue light, even if they can't "see" it, and have their body clock set by daylight each day.
 

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:huh:

The next Govt. mandate will be ...........

Braille on Hi-Way billboard signs .

about as useful as braille on drive-up bank window equipment.

After that they move on to all house number addresses and braille street maps.

You should ALways carry your EDC on you in case of power failures in buildings and shopping malls , etc.

:eek:
 

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about as useful as braille on drive-up bank window equipment.

Most buttons, etc, installed on drive through ATMs are also installed on walk up ATMs (if not the entire unit). In a world full of standardization, it costs less to add all features to all units than to make/store/ship/install multiple versions.
 

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doesnt make sense:

not carrying a flashlight with you every day all day. ON you.

not going to pick your almost everyday carry light to go with you when going to another floor. (during emergency: dark corridors, stairways, odd layouts in other floors.)

not going to pick the prementioned light when going into an elevator or any other place that is not lit.

that just does not make any sense to me. and i hardly ever make sense my self. ;)

**side note: is it too much of a stretch to imagine that blind people might need to use the atm and could also be DRIVEN to the atm. and they might know they are going to use it and go and sit in the BACKSEAT behind the driver and the driver stops the car so they can use the atm.

but in reality, all the atms are made similar so know one layout you know them all. and standardization is cheaper for maintenance also. all parts fit all.
 

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Barbarian has the answer.

To be prepared for situations such as this, every CPF'er needs more than some super EDC 300 lumen thrower in the car... what is needed is a little 10 or 20 or 30 lumen light on the person - something for EMC (Every Minute Carry).
 

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Barbarian has the answer.

To be prepared for situations such as this, every CPF'er needs more than some super EDC 300 lumen thrower in the car... what is needed is a little 10 or 20 or 30 lumen light on the person - something for EMC (Every Minute Carry).

Very true.
It is the small one, the one you always carry :huh:, that is the most important (flashlight).
That's why an ARC AAA, Fenix LD01 or E01 should always reside in your pocket.
Not carrying a flashlight and having posted already > 9.000 times since 2003?? Shame! :shakehead.

You are now sentenced to edc-ing a Maglite 6D 24/24 7/7 for one week :devil:.

Kind regards,
Joris
 

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You have to go and make it make sense.

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I used to be hyper logical. Had a terrible time understanding the world. Then one day I realized that emotion plays a big role in behavior. The world starting making more sense, but I was still missing a big chunk of the remaining causes. Then one (other) day I realized that economics plays a big role in behavior. In many situations, economics can be even more important than emotion.

As is the case here, what does something cost (vs alternatives). Just follow the money.
 

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I normally do, but I've temporarily misplaced (I hope) my Fenix P3D-CE. It figures that the day that I didn't have it would be the day that I really needed it. :ironic:

Ah Ah! No excuses! A flashaholic has backups for the backups. When I misplace my maratac AAA EDC, I have one of those Energizer squeeze lights around. And if that is lost, I have a cheap husky AA light. If that is lost I have a...
 

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Induction lighting can cause radio and television interference. I wonder if it would cause interference on a cell phone during an emergency call if something went wrong with the elevator.
 

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**side note: is it too much of a stretch to imagine that blind people might need to use the atm and could also be DRIVEN to the atm. and they might know they are going to use it and go and sit in the BACKSEAT behind the driver and the driver stops the car so they can use the atm.
You have to go and not only make it make sense, but make it the sensible and useful way to do it as well. :thumbsup:

Every Minute Carry with at least something sounds sensible - something on the keyring even if you forget to put the Mag85 down the trouser leg. But we're running low on things that don't make sense for the topic of this thread. The best I can think of right now is missing 13 in numbering floors in a tall building.
 
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