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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 2, June 2014


Bob Lucky
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dear Maintenance Help Desk

The electrical outlets in my room aren’t working. Again. This is the third time in less than two weeks. As I mentioned in my email of yesterday morning, I think a fuse has blown or been tripped. Last Friday a technician tried to explain that I was causing a short when I plugged in my laptop. I’m no electrician, but I’ve been plugging things in all my life with no problem, and I told him so. He then said it might be a mouse nibbling on the wires. Wouldn’t it get electrocuted, I asked him. He said mice have no feelings. I have my suspicions about that technician. Is there anyone else you can send?

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the low battery warning
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