By ouch - 12/12/2009 20:36 - United States

Today, I finally finished vacuuming my downstairs. Instead of finding the wall outlet and unplugging the vacuum, I triumphantly tugged the cord from across the room to release the plug from the wall. It flew at me at top speed and hit me in the face. FML
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You shouldn't have needed to 'find' the outlet. It stayed right where it was when you plugged in the vacuum. They don't just grow legs and walk away to a different wall.

hahahaha!! I totally like saw that with cartoons in my head :P

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Maybe if you didn't leave all the sucking to your vacuum it wouldnt have slapped you in the face.

Not funny. Maybe you should do the sucking for everyone. Since you suggested it. On the second thought, no thank you. OP Not such a smart idea at all. Think before you act on things.

OP: 0 Vaccum: 1

"vacuuming my downstairs" haaaaaahahahahah fail

YOU FAIL! Nuf said.

he must be in with them you know who's they are the remote the keys even that damned last puzzle piece they always hide and strike when you least expect it

hahahaha!! I totally like saw that with cartoons in my head :P

Did you just fucking say 'like' in your typig?

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you sound like you just got some Starbucks

Trying way too hard to make a lame fml sound interesting with unneccessary descriptions.

You shouldn't have needed to 'find' the outlet. It stayed right where it was when you plugged in the vacuum. They don't just grow legs and walk away to a different wall.

Doing that damages the cord significantly. Plus it hurts.

Yeah, I'm sure you can defy physics like that. Alrighty then.

how the hell is that defying physics? Last I checked it's pretty possible that if you yank on something hard enough, it will come flying towards you, and if your face is in the wrong spot, then yes I imagine it'd hit you in the face.

Top speed Across the room the power cord would have lost most of its momentum by then.

I've done this before, ok? It is possible. I was 5-7' away, or in the other 1/2 of my room.

I'm confused. Are you asking for sympathy?

FML is not for sympathy! When will people understand this?

I moderated this so I could say: YDI: If you read any of the warnings, instructions, or warranties, you would know not to pull on the cord, only by the plug.

^^^This. Not only could the cord come back at you suddenly, you run the risk of breaking the plug, the cord, or the wall socket. And a damaged cord, plug, or wall socket could lead to an electrical short and cause a fire. YDI, ya dumb twit.

The thing which she claimed happened (and it's friggin unlikely that it did) is not what the warning is about. You shouldn't pull the plug out by the cord because there is a remote chance that it can damage the plug, that's all.

Ta-DAAA! *whack*

One of the most important rules of electrical safety is "never pull on the cord to unplug anything" YDI

No it's not. There is a remote chance of something bad happening from that. "Don't stick a screwdriver into a socket" or "don't touch live wires" those are important rules.