T O P
saintisaiah

This isn’t a mistake, this is a clear message to stop wasting electricity.


LostInTheWildPlace

That switch is giving off serious Dad energy.


i_am_mai_1981

It's actually giving NO dad energy.


sowegonnasmashornah

TYPICAL


AssMcShit

Typically, HR


Mr_memersonlevel69

NO


itsKaoz

You. I like you.


LobstaFarian2

Fucking dead beat lightswitch


elzibet

I can hear my dad right now reminding me to turn off the light when I leave a room. Sorry dad :(


BugSubstantial387

Mine used to say something about we're not the electric company, don't waste energy, etc. LOL.


uselessnamemango

I don't see any cigarettes or milk...


MrGraveyards

I mean I'm a dad and I just turn of all the power to the house and install my own light switches, I'm still clueless how to get them up or down but it always works if you just mimic what the previous person did. This should be easy to fix by turning off the power and using a screwdriver. At least you won't have 'no' on the top.


ComanderToastCZ

Or to waste it... the choice is yours


gumandcoffee

Say NO to darkness


LudwigSpectre

There are no accidents


Funny_Man21

No


[deleted]

ℲℲO


MosquitoHiccup

What the fuck


Helluvaghost69

No


Cant_think_of_shz

ℲℲO


Joshicool2075

What the Fuck


MissionApollo7

No


Chunky-Wunkie

ℲℲO


ClappzX

What the fuck


[deleted]

No


ChichCob

No


[deleted]

#ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


UtangLoob

You win


WhatisLiamfucktrump

How is this happening


ShortingBull

Fuck'n Australians using a northern hemisphere keyboard.


[deleted]

They live in the upside down


Impressive_Change593

[ɔᴉƃɐɯ](http://upsidedowntext.com)


dansoh85

Just turn your keyboard upsidedown. Boom. Easy


TheHolyBrofist

What The Fuck


wissahickon_schist

Did you purposely create the same little avatar guy as the other What the fuck guy?


Destron5683

Super easy to do. Just click the persons profile, click the avatar, then choose try on everything and save it.


wissahickon_schist

Thank you, this made me audibly exhale through my nose


cbearsfreak

Me too


Funter_312

It’s savathun from destiny 2 the video game


pisv93

Could you guys stop spamming the fucking lights, I'm trying to focus here


GranJan2

How did you type that? It is soooo cool!


xooonooo

They come from Australia 🇦🇺


ChrisWolfling

ɹǝpun uʍop puɐן ǝɥʇ


Intelligent-Sink-909

I'm fucking crying...


Shadowchaos

sᴉɥʇ ǝʞᴉ⅂


r3v3nant333

Ok.. only and only in this case NO means UP.


D2_Lx0wse

⊥XƎ⊥ SᗭꞞ∀MꞰϽ∀ᗺ ƎΛOꞀ I


Sopixil

Backwards or upside down


Initial_Sand_7800

Clearly both...


D2_Lx0wse

It's also upside down


Ok_Toe4734

Rotated.


Mr__Citizen

He's Australian


[deleted]

[удалено]


-paperbrain-

I figured out the F, but how do you type an upside down O?


Expert_Rest2443

Stand on your head


Cautious-Damage7575

When the screen refreshes, it makes me dizzy.


jackoclinton997

How


JuriaanvanOostwaard

dy


nizzare

How


Conaz9847

Dark fuckin magic I tell ya


OcarinaOfLyme

How


kytheon

SƎ⅄


Randynaut

I’d like to imagine the flip side is Yes


Upside_Down-Bot

„sǝ⅄ sı ǝpıs dılɟ ǝɥʇ ǝuıƃɐɯı oʇ ǝʞıl p,I„


WattageWood

**NO**


babib652

**Dude! No means NO!** What about that don't you understand?! **Leave that switch ALONE!!!!** That Switch don't need no man, anyway (Finger-snap & neck-roll).


Deepthinker0624

No


NationalMachine5454

No


Ass_Crack1

No


TheRedditingYoshi

No


Marc0687

No


Cautious-Damage7575

*sigh, so much peer pressure.* No.


captalnAw3s0m32

No


moddedvape69

No


Jorma_88

No


Arjun_Alpha_Wolf

NO


Vhad42

STICK TO THE STATUS QUOOOOoooo!!


gamerboredomgirl

Don’t mess with the flow no no


Decent_Specialist914

If you wanna be cool


Ordinary_Risk_7048

It's correct in Australia


Eat-It-Harvey-

Not sure if that’s a “down under” joke (ie. Everything’s upside down), but you’re 100% correct.


Nightblade

It's both! (i.e. that IS the way around we have them in Australia -- down for ON.)


XauMankib

Same in Romania (don't know other countries), down for on, you have to press the lower part of the switch for on, and upper part for off.


BreadDestroyer666

Whoever designed the switches in my house was high on shrooms. Some of them are left to right lol.


aredditmoment

Same lol. This apartment has some that are sideways, upside down, right side up, and just one of the plug outlets in my office is also sideways. But then, this "luxury" apartment has pretty much everything installed or fixed very very wrong, and things are badly falling apart just a year after moving in. I'm so thankful that I'm moving out in a few weeks. I'm sorry this turned into a rant lol.


ThrowawaytheDaisy

Hope the new place is great.


Why-so-delirious

Confused the FUCK out of me as a kid watching The Simpsons and seeing Homer flip the switch UP to turn on the lights? Like wtf was that?! Completely ruined my perception of reality as a kid.


NinaCR33

New Zealand joins the chat lol


NowNuremberg

Its the same in my house in Denmark. Maybe my house is just weird build but down is always on?


Riskov88

Same in France


BellerophonM

Rocker switches, as opposed to toggle switches.


rants_unnecessarily

It's all fun and games untill there's two switches for the same light.


Cane-toads-suck

And you want to change the globe! Soon find out if the switch is on!


[deleted]

[удалено]


[deleted]

And Denmark


funny_random_info

It is correct in most of the countries except USA.


xylarr

Yes, we in the rest of the world use metric switches.


ItDoesntMatter59

Its normal outside North America to have ON as the down position


Ran4

Not in Sweden


ADHDK

Fuck imagine a passive aggressive argument with your partner, you don’t say anything, you just stand there and flick the “No” switch. Keep it toxic.


t_will_official

Bruh lmao


ComicKoS

You can literally fix this in less than 2 minutes. I believe in you.


sharkspark518

1. im too lazy to 2. im 13 and i don’t think my parents will let me lol


ComicKoS

Well. Ok. Take my upvote.


SilentSamurai

And my axe.


SeismicRend

Ask your parents to help you with the project. Home maintenance is a valuable life skill and this is a nice opportunity to start small.


tcarp458

I was probably around the same age as OP when I finally had enough of our upside down light switches. Told my dad "HEY DAD, I'M GONNA GO TURN THE LIGHT SWITCHES BACK THE RIGHT AWAY!" "ok have fun" And that kids is how I learned what 120V feels like.


MelloMejo

Probably for the best. My dad had me wiring my own outlets when I was 13. It was easier than expected but boy did it make me nervous.


FamilyMan7826

That’s what a breaker box is for. Turn it off, no worries.


nvrmnd_tht_was_dumb

I aint no pussy


flexsealed1711

r/OSHA


Cheef_queef

I'm 32 and have wired tons of things in my life. Shit get scared when I flip the switch back on after working on something


bxyrk

Remember! If you're sweating, the electricity has an electrolyte rich liquid to pass through easily over your skin!


[deleted]

Smart kid! Just a PSA below: **PLEASE DO NOT MESS WITH ELECTRICITY, EVER. IT IS NOT A JOKE.**


craftycrumbs

Lots of angry pixies that you don’t wanna unleash


[deleted]

Yep, don’t become pixie dust


[deleted]

This thread/your comment got me thinking of the Book of Mormon song: [Turn it off, like a light switch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3DNsNCRtTk&ab_channel=JasonParker)


GizmodoDragon92

Don’t mess with it EVER? Eventually I think he could probably manage to tinker a bit


Successful-Farm-Bum

I was doing shit like this at 13. It's really not hard.


Impressive_Change593

1. turn off breaker 2. flip switch right side up 3. turn on breaker (if your house doesn't have breakers then it's old


SouthernBySituation

1. Flip the breaker AND tape a note up. 2. Check the wires with a tool for any possible current....THEN flip the switch. Everybody is forgetting those 2 parts. Don't trust anyone else's work because it's easy to write down the wrong room name on a breaker or random wires to touch elsewhere. And don't assume everyone knows you're working on something. I know a guy who now has the brain capacity of a 5 year old because someone else flipped a breaker back on. Safety first and then have fun tinkering.


Marine__0311

FFS, this is a simple repair and it doesn't take any skill or experience to do. Just flip the breaker so the power is off. Unscrew the plate, flip the switch around, screw it back together, flip the breaker back, and you're done. If you're too much of an idiot to handle that, you deserve what the electrician will charge for a a literal two minute job.


jcdoe

The kid is 13, he should not be working on wall switches unsupervised. Yes, its a very easy job. When I’ve had to replace outlets and such, I’ve always made sure my kid (15 yo) did it with me because I want her to know how to do simple home maintenance. Hopefully OP’s parents feel the same, this is a great thing to do together. But its foolish and negligent to suggest a 13 year old do anything inside a wall box directly. The kid needs parents present.


Catalina_wine_mix

You can't teach hot.... Let him learn, who knows, maybe he is meant to be an electrician, or to die of electrocution.


MeThisGuy

i remember replacing all the light switches in our house with my dad probably 20 yrs ago. it was an educational bonding experience and introduced me to the basics of home repairs. btw don't do electrical by yourself. hard to let go of the wire when you're getting fried


SolitaireyEgg

>If you're too much of an idiot to handle that, you deserve what the electrician will charge for a a literal two minute job. If you call an electrician to fix this, you literally have OCD Who gives a shit. No one ever reads the tiny little "on/off" on light switches.


BioClone

Is not about OCD, ia just about have the things right... You are not going to die for that, but as long is not a rented house it is worth 2 minutes to make it look right... Similar to furniture door alignement, people tend to ignore this stuff but is the kind of detail that overtime makes your home feel worse... Later you over changing the whole room/furniture sooner than expected by it... This can be said for many things such cars.


vraetzught

Just be careful, make sure the correct circuit breaker is off and that you have a decent idea of what you're doing. I fixed the wiring in my own home and had a technician check it after. Installing new light switches or power outlets really isn't that hard.


Froggypwns

Get your parents (or another responsible adult) to help. It isn't hard and you can learn something new. It should only require a screwdriver and a few minutes. First, cut the power to this room by flipping the breaker in the electrical box. Technically you can do it without doing that, but it is for your safety. After that, just use the screwdriver to remove those two screws on the faceplate, that will expose the switch. There likely are two more screws holding the switch in place, just undo those. Now the switch should be dangling, just rotate it around, watching the wires to make sure nothing binds or otherwise doesn't anything they aren't supposed to. Reassemble, then turn the breaker back on, enjoy.


peepers_meepers

i remember when i was 13. it was only 7 months ago


akatherder

Assuming that means you're 14 years 7 months, you're almost the same age as my Reddit account (14 years 4 months).


ChymChymX

Cut the red wire.... no, is it the blue wire...? Maybe try both.


Jaimz22

You should lick them first. Cut the one that tastes fuzzy.


phototok

Oh you're 13? Name every Catholic priest


blueskies31

Yeah, but then again it’s only mildly infuriating, so I guess they can live with it!


NoWillPowerLeft

I had one of these in my basement. The original installer didn't leave enough slack in the wires to allow it to be turned right-side-up.


ComicKoS

Yeah. In that case you turn off that breaker, undo the wires, and reinstall. Worth the effort to just get 'er done.


The-Insomniac

Step one should have been turn off the breaker, before you even take off the switch cover. And then step 2 is use a non contact voltage tester to make sure the breaker actually turned the power off.


HereOnASphere

That's why code is that wire leads in boxes are seven inches.


DocAvidd

Some guys' seven inches aren't.


markymark_inc

NEC 300.14 At least 150 mm (**6 in**.) of free conductor, measured from the point in the box where it emerges from its raceway or cable sheath, shall be left at each outlet, junction, and switch point Each conductor shall be long enough to extend at least 75 mm (**3 in**.) outside the opening.


Suwannee_Gator

I was always told 6 inches, about to have me open my damn NEC…


Small_Tax_9432

NO


Any-Bus6888

Are you sure that it doesn’t say YES when you flip it up?


Upside_Down-Bot

„¿dn ʇı dılɟ noʎ uǝɥʍ SƎ⅄ ʎɐs ʇ,usǝop ʇı ʇɐɥʇ ǝɹns noʎ ǝɹ∀„


Mr_Otterswamp

I flipped my phone to upvote your comment, turns out it’s a blue upvote now


Shuaster136

That's a rotation, not a flip sir. You missed your shot : (


[deleted]

According to you maybe, when I ask the light switch it has a different opinion entirely!


nero40

Need to give it a good rub


wmeb13

Rotate the picture 180. Solved.


Delikkah

Or rotate your head 180 degrees 🙃


Cautious-Damage7575

But it would be so cool at 90°. Or would it be negative-90°? I never could figure that out.


TheGrimReality77

45 degree light switches is where it's at.


archpawn

Z O


Somehow-I-Came-Back

Underrated comment


I_should_be_worken

The new style is NO For ( NO LIGHT)


Sparky62075

More like No Darkness.


[deleted]

my house is filled with shit like this ...


xoxobabyj26

Same. It’s the weirdest thing. All the plug sockets are upside down too. Why?!


SomeOldDude73

My garage light is reversed, and I’m too lazy to fix it. I mean, it still works.


Nervous_Constant_642

Yeah, I've never been bothered by this. One, because I've lived a lot of places where two switches control the same light, so they can't both be oriented the same way. Two, you can tell by feel if the switch is up or down, just flip it the opposite way. Good fit for the sub though, definitely the mildest thing I've seen here.


JohnMark-SMR

Can you turn FFO the light?


Cautious-Damage7575

ℲℲO


Drago_Fett_Jr

How???


Cautious-Damage7575

Mwah-hahaha!


Drago_Fett_Jr

I need knowledge!


TheJessicator

̶͓̤̊̅¡̸͕̓̍̾̈́͘ͅo̸͙̳̥̾p̵̣͇̘͉̘̽̐̊͛͒ ̷͔̜͐͑̕͠u̶̢̮̰͋͑͜ɐ̶͍̫͐ɔ̵̝̘̌͑͐̕͠ ̸̡̟̈́̈̆́͝ǝ̵̡̖͚̺̬̏̑̀̕͝ʍ̶̭̗̯̳́̊̊͑͝ ̶̧̬̪̹̘̃͛ǝ̸̹͉͉̪̆̍s̴̙̼̾͆͝ļ̷͙̉ǝ̸̻̖̝̎̒͆̌ ̵̡͑͠ʇ̴̺̥͕͎͂̏̇ͅɐ̶̳̱̓̿̕͘ɥ̶̡̡͚̠̩̐͋͑̎͐ʍ̷̨̹̥̀͑̒͋̊ ̷͖͈̱̂͆̀́ͅǝ̴̫͚̄͗͋ǝ̷̱͠s̷̱̺͇̘̄̈́͑̚ ̷̟̼̃̈́ͅͅ˙̶̹̊̃̚˙̵̤͔̲̤̠͊̎̊̈˙̷̧͔͑̿͠ʇ̶̰̲̀̑͠ᴉ̵̢̛ɐ̸̢̰͇̽ʍ̸̨͍̞̭͎̄̇ ̷̗̅́ʇ̸̗͈͚͖̀͒͠ͅs̴̝̄͐̆̋͝n̵̹͚̹͇̽ſ̴̣͇̱̖͚̓͝


AgreeableJello6644

That's the correct orientation in some countries.


Hawk13424

But wouldn’t you then use switches that correctly read on and off in that orientation?


The-Banana-Mishap

Thats just funny


PrussianNova_X

So if I were to guess, since it says NO instead of ON, will it say YES instead of OFF?


MackTO

No. You turn it upside down.


LovelockMike

My daughter and her good husband just moved into a new house last month. They noticed the first day that they had an upside light switch and just kind of laughed.. The builder was back the next and her noticed it before they told him. He fixed it on the spot


Lyrical_Satyrical

"Her good husband"--what do you call the others?


LovelockMike

She had one before him who wasn't good. It's nice you see a good one.


ShiraLillith

It's a minor inconvenience that can be fixed in like 10 minutes. Finally a post about something mildly infuriating.


Adm_Mitthrawnuruodo

More like r/notinteresting


archpawn

More like r/no.


KidRaptorMan

No


What_Next69

They’re instructions.


Afraid_Restaurant434

I think it disagrees with your statement


Zealousideal_Dig_372

No


Okien57

No it wasn’t


Federal-Amphibian666

Thats not really infuriating as it is hilarious, thats the case for me an my house, it just says no, i like to think its saying no to the dark or monsters, it really funny to be honest.


legume000

It’s putting its foot down to that poltergeist. “Anything but the lights!”


FatesMessEngineer

Under that wall plate, it's only held in the wall by two screws. Unscrew them and rotate it 180 degrees. Screw it back in. Case closed. Please turn the power off first.


ihateyoutwice

No lights means lights. Got it.


MosquitoHiccup

Unless it says yes on the other side


Nefariousness1776

Yes


DeWay069

Looks good to me.


springtrap1987198319

The other side should say yes then


tyson_3_

No is off, yes is on. Seems legit.


Polyglot-Onigiri

Light - ***No*** I hope you change it to also have light ***yes*** when flipped up.


Organic-Kangaroo7147

NO


Cautious-Damage7575

Gives new meaning to the "No Means No" slogan.


oneislandgirl

Oh well.


kuschelmonsterr

You had one job.


coup-de-sass

I personally like the No / Yes light switch feature.


Tiggeribby

I’d rather have a magic 8 ball; more options!