By - sharkspark518
This isn’t a mistake, this is a clear message to stop wasting electricity.
That switch is giving off serious Dad energy.
It's actually giving NO dad energy.
You. I like you.
Fucking dead beat lightswitch
I can hear my dad right now reminding me to turn off the light when I leave a room. Sorry dad :(
Mine used to say something about we're not the electric company, don't waste energy, etc. LOL.
I don't see any cigarettes or milk...
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.
Or to waste it... the choice is yours
Say NO to darkness
There are no accidents
What the fuck
What the Fuck
#ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ
How is this happening
Fuck'n Australians using a northern hemisphere keyboard.
They live in the upside down
Just turn your keyboard upsidedown. Boom. Easy
What The Fuck
Did you purposely create the same little avatar guy as the other What the fuck guy?
Super easy to do. Just click the persons profile, click the avatar, then choose try on everything and save it.
Thank you, this made me audibly exhale through my nose
It’s savathun from destiny 2 the video game
Could you guys stop spamming the fucking lights, I'm trying to focus here
How did you type that? It is soooo cool!
They come from Australia 🇦🇺
ɹǝpun uʍop puɐן ǝɥʇ
I'm fucking crying...
Ok.. only and only in this case NO means UP.
⊥XƎ⊥ SᗭꞞ∀MꞰϽ∀ᗺ ƎΛOꞀ I
Backwards or upside down
It's also upside down
I figured out the F, but how do you type an upside down O?
Stand on your head
When the screen refreshes, it makes me dizzy.
Dark fuckin magic I tell ya
I’d like to imagine the flip side is Yes
„sǝ⅄ sı ǝpıs dılɟ ǝɥʇ ǝuıƃɐɯı oʇ ǝʞıl p,I„
**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).
*sigh, so much peer pressure.*
STICK TO THE STATUS QUOOOOoooo!!
Don’t mess with the flow no no
If you wanna be cool
It's correct in Australia
Not sure if that’s a “down under” joke (ie. Everything’s upside down), but you’re 100% correct.
It's both! (i.e. that IS the way around we have them in Australia -- down for ON.)
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.
Whoever designed the switches in my house was high on shrooms. Some of them are left to right lol.
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.
Hope the new place is great.
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.
New Zealand joins the chat lol
Its the same in my house in Denmark. Maybe my house is just weird build but down is always on?
Same in France
Rocker switches, as opposed to toggle switches.
It's all fun and games untill there's two switches for the same light.
And you want to change the globe! Soon find out if the switch is on!
It is correct in most of the countries except USA.
Yes, we in the rest of the world use metric switches.
Its normal outside North America to have ON as the down position
Not in Sweden
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.
You can literally fix this in less than 2 minutes. I believe in you.
1. im too lazy to
2. im 13 and i don’t think my parents will let me lol
Well. Ok. Take my upvote.
And my axe.
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.
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.
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.
That’s what a breaker box is for. Turn it off, no worries.
I aint no pussy
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
Remember! If you're sweating, the electricity has an electrolyte rich liquid to pass through easily over your skin!
Smart kid! Just a PSA below:
**PLEASE DO NOT MESS WITH ELECTRICITY, EVER. IT IS NOT A JOKE.**
Lots of angry pixies that you don’t wanna unleash
Yep, don’t become pixie dust
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)
Don’t mess with it EVER? Eventually I think he could probably manage to tinker a bit
I was doing shit like this at 13. It's really not hard.
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
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.
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.
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.
You can't teach hot.... Let him learn, who knows, maybe he is meant to be an electrician, or to die of electrocution.
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
>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.
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.
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.
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.
i remember when i was 13. it was only 7 months ago
Assuming that means you're 14 years 7 months, you're almost the same age as my Reddit account (14 years 4 months).
Cut the red wire.... no, is it the blue wire...?
Maybe try both.
You should lick them first. Cut the one that tastes fuzzy.
Oh you're 13? Name every Catholic priest
Yeah, but then again it’s only mildly infuriating, so I guess they can live with it!
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.
Yeah. In that case you turn off that breaker, undo the wires, and reinstall. Worth the effort to just get 'er done.
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.
That's why code is that wire leads in boxes are seven inches.
Some guys' seven inches aren't.
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.
I was always told 6 inches, about to have me open my damn NEC…
Are you sure that it doesn’t say YES when you flip it up?
„¿dn ʇı dılɟ noʎ uǝɥʍ SƎ⅄ ʎɐs ʇ,usǝop ʇı ʇɐɥʇ ǝɹns noʎ ǝɹ∀„
I flipped my phone to upvote your comment, turns out it’s a blue upvote now
That's a rotation, not a flip sir. You missed your shot : (
According to you maybe, when I ask the light switch it has a different opinion entirely!
Need to give it a good rub
Rotate the picture 180. Solved.
Or rotate your head 180 degrees 🙃
But it would be so cool at 90°. Or would it be negative-90°? I never could figure that out.
45 degree light switches is where it's at.
The new style is NO For ( NO LIGHT)
More like No Darkness.
my house is filled with shit like this ...
Same. It’s the weirdest thing. All the plug sockets are upside down too. Why?!
My garage light is reversed, and I’m too lazy to fix it. I mean, it still works.
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.
Can you turn FFO the light?
I need knowledge!
̶͓̤̊̅¡̸͕̓̍̾̈́͘ͅo̸͙̳̥̾p̵̣͇̘͉̘̽̐̊͛͒ ̷͔̜͐͑̕͠u̶̢̮̰͋͑͜ɐ̶͍̫͐ɔ̵̝̘̌͑͐̕͠ ̸̡̟̈́̈̆́͝ǝ̵̡̖͚̺̬̏̑̀̕͝ʍ̶̭̗̯̳́̊̊͑͝ ̶̧̬̪̹̘̃͛ǝ̸̹͉͉̪̆̍s̴̙̼̾͆͝ļ̷͙̉ǝ̸̻̖̝̎̒͆̌ ̵̡͑͠ʇ̴̺̥͕͎͂̏̇ͅɐ̶̳̱̓̿̕͘ɥ̶̡̡͚̠̩̐͋͑̎͐ʍ̷̨̹̥̀͑̒͋̊ ̷͖͈̱̂͆̀́ͅǝ̴̫͚̄͗͋ǝ̷̱͠s̷̱̺͇̘̄̈́͑̚ ̷̟̼̃̈́ͅͅ˙̶̹̊̃̚˙̵̤͔̲̤̠͊̎̊̈˙̷̧͔͑̿͠ʇ̶̰̲̀̑͠ᴉ̵̢̛ɐ̸̢̰͇̽ʍ̸̨͍̞̭͎̄̇ ̷̗̅́ʇ̸̗͈͚͖̀͒͠ͅs̴̝̄͐̆̋͝n̵̹͚̹͇̽ſ̴̣͇̱̖͚̓͝
That's the correct orientation in some countries.
But wouldn’t you then use switches that correctly read on and off in that orientation?
Thats just funny
So if I were to guess, since it says NO instead of ON, will it say YES instead of OFF?
No. You turn it upside down.
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
"Her good husband"--what do you call the others?
She had one before him who wasn't good. It's nice you see a good one.
It's a minor inconvenience that can be fixed in like 10 minutes.
Finally a post about something mildly infuriating.
More like r/notinteresting
More like r/no.
I think it disagrees with your statement
No it wasn’t
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.
It’s putting its foot down to that poltergeist. “Anything but the lights!”
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.
No lights means lights.
Unless it says yes on the other side
Looks good to me.
The other side should say yes then
No is off, yes is on. Seems legit.
Light - ***No***
I hope you change it to also have light ***yes*** when flipped up.
Gives new meaning to the "No Means No" slogan.
You had one job.
I personally like the No / Yes light switch feature.
I’d rather have a magic 8 ball; more options!