Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Changing A Light Bulb / Cambiando Una Bombilla

I DECIDED TO walk home from the orthodontist Monday evening because I would pass City Hall on my way home. There's a large Christmas ball that you can walk through. Sadly, when I got there, the openings were blocked off, one end by plastic tape and the other by a truck. There was a guy on a "cherry picker" (hydraulic crane) replacing a light bulb. OK, he was replacing an entire section of lights, but it made me think of the never-ending series of American light bulb jokes.

I just read through about a hundred or so light bulb jokes and didn't find them very funny. Despite that, here are a couple:

Question: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: Only one. But the bulb has got to really want to change.

Question: How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: None. Why worry about me? I'll just sit in the dark.

DECIDÍ CAMINAR A asa desde el ortodoncista el lunes por la noche porque pasaría City Hall en mi camino a casa. Hay una gran bola de Navidad por la que puedes caminar. Lamentablemente, cuando llegué allí, las aberturas estaban bloqueadas, un extremo con cinta de plástico y el otro con un camión. Había un tipo en una plataforma hidráulica que reemplazaba una bombilla de luz. OK, él estaba reemplazando una sección de luces pero me hizo pensar en la serie interminable de chistes de bombilla estadounidenses.

Acabo de leer un centenar de chistes de bombillas y no los encuentro muy graciosos. A pesar de eso, aquí hay dos:

Pregunta: ¿Cuántos psiquiatras se necesitan para cambiar una bombilla?
Respuesta: Solo uno. Pero la bombilla realmente tiene que querer cambiar.

Pregunta: ¿Cuántas madres judías se necesitan para cambiar una bombilla?
Respuesta: Ninguna. ¿Por qué preocuparse por mí? Me sentaré en la oscuridad.

A MULTI-CULTURAL CITY.
UNA CIUDAD MULTI-CULTURAL.


IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC MARKET IN FUENGIROLA CENTER.
DELANTE DEL MERCADO PÚBLICO EN EL CENTRO DE FUENGIROLA.
THE BALL IN FRONT OF CITY HALL.
LA BOLA DELANTE DEL AYUNTAMIENTO.



HOW MANY CITY WORKERS DOES IT TAKE TO SCREW IN A LIGHT BULB?
¿CUÁNTOS TRABAJADORES DE LA CIUDAD SE NECESITAN PARA CAMBIAR UNA BOMBILLA?

26 comments:

  1. That is pretty cool. I see the town is fond of big balls. And the Jewish joke sounds like my friends. Lol!!!!!

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    1. mistress maddie:
      My Jewish mother would have said (and did), "You need to change that bulb. Now! And put in a stronger one. I will NOT sit in the dark."

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    1. Debra:
      I hope I never take them for granted. They're still like magic to me; and they do something different every year.

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  3. How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb?

    none they'd rather sit in the dark and blame it on Obama.

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  4. Oy, I'm fine in the dark. It's peaceful.

    Other than that I would not want to be on lightbulb duty this time of year!

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    1. Bob:
      Neither would I. I sometimes take a month to change a lightbulb at home.

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  5. Ha! Love that joke about Jewish mothers.

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    1. Stephen:
      I told it to my mother some years back. She didn't find it amusing.

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  6. Again I am reminded of the incredible light displays we saw in Madrid back in 2010 - these are as beautiful and speak to the artistry of the country. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Willym:
      I had never seen city displays as extravagant until moving to Spain. And they do something different year. It lights up my life.

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  7. Ahhhh haaaaa haaaa! Thanks for the chuckle, and for the delights to the eye that your Christmas lights are, over there in far-away Fuengirola land.
    Judy

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  8. Great light displays and your photos are wonderful.

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    1. Wilma:
      Thanks so much. Back into Málaga for dinner tonight for more dazzle.

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  9. You should have texted! That's where we hang!

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  10. Fun lights. I had a NASA engineer explain to me why it cost $500 and took three people to change a light bulb in a hallway on a launch platform. The electrician confirms the bulb is burned out, physical plant sets up the ladder, the electrician dismantles the fixture, janitorial cleans the fixture, the electrician changes the bulb and resembles the fixture, physical plant removes the ladder, and janitorial comes back to sweep up. $500 was in the 1970's, it has to be three times that today.

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    1. Travel:
      I'm a strong believer in unions and labor laws... but put when you put those laws in the hands of idiots, that's what happens.

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  11. What spectacular festive lights!!

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    1. Jim:
      The designers must have a great time.

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    1. Knatolee:
      Come back... And spend more time with us!

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