the welder with sunglasses Answered
I just ran into this interesting post of an italian woman living in Addis Abeba:
Since it's funny and explained with humor I wish to share it with you:
I can of course translate it into English ;-)
"The welder with sunglasses
Today a man came to weld our gate, because it had come off a metal rod. He came with a wheelbarrow containing the tools of the trade: a hammer, a few pieces of iron and a welder. This one!
When I saw it I ran home to get my camera, deeply convinced that the entire operation had to be documented; and in fact I was not wrong.
To connect the welding machine to the wall socket of my living room there was no extension cable. But here no one lose heart for so little: only took a few lengths of electrical cable connected to the least worst and fixed with a few pieces of cloth and the problem is solved.
Of course, such a link at the end did not have a plug to be inserted into the socket, and when I pointed it out the welder looked at me with pitying air, and carelessly shoved the two bare wires in the little holes in the wall.
Only a few sparks, but in the end it worked out great, the welder has completed its work smartly wearing a pair of sunglasses as protection, the power went out just three times and the gate is as good as new. Just for the record, the wall socket is now a bit melted..."
I wish there will be many authors here like that "welder with sunglasses"
ps: don't try that by yourselves!!