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by Kire Sdyor (writer), New Shinar, February 14, 2012

Credit: Not sure if my wife blew up this one.
Not sure if my wife blew up this one.

No, not the little burgers they serve up at pubs. Not the strange Sci-Fi show about the people who travel the multiverse.

The SLIders I speak of are those who suffer from the psychic event known as street lamp interference, or SLI. Although now that I think about it, jumping through a hole in the multiverse where I could get a hamburger would be pretty good right now too.
People who claim to be a SLIder find that they have strange effects on electrical systems. Street lights switch on or off when they walk beneath them, appliances turn on and off without being touched, light bulbs blow out when turned on, volume levels change on TVs, radios, and CD players.
I know what your thinking. Kire, where can I get a good hamburger? But I'm here to tell you SLIders are real. I have the receipts from all the light bulbs, batteries and small appliances I've had to purchase over the years to prove it...

Kire: "Do you need anything at the supermarket?"

Ann: "Light bulbs, and none of those wimpy 60 watts. I need 100 watts."

Kire: "The only reason you think you need 100 watts is because there is always at least one dead light bulb in the fixture. If you used 60 watt bulbs like you are supposed to they wouldn't constantly burn out."

Ann: "That is not why they burn out. I have an ism."

Kire: "What ism do you have?"

Ann: "I don't know what it's called but electricity and I are not friends."

Kire: "I'm a man of science. Your not going to convince me you have superpowers by using light bulbs that are not recommended for the fixtures."

Ann: "What about the street lights that keep turning off?"

Kire: "Coincidence."

Ann: "The electrical breakers that keep tripping?"

Kire: "It's an old house. You try to plug in too many things."

Ann: "Ipods?"

Kire: "They're built to break."

Ann: "The pump on the fish tank."

Kire: "Why did you even go near that?"

Ann: "The Optometrists special light that he looks in your eyes with?"

Kire: "Now your blowing up medical equipment? Does our health insurance cover that?"

Ann: "He said it never happened to him before. I told him now that I was his patient to buy extra bulbs."

About the Writer

Kire Sdyor is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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1 comments on SLIders

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By Lady J on March 30, 2012 at 10:54 pm

This is funny. Actually, at least once a week, whenever I go under a streetlight, it flickers off. AND, one of my bathroom lights absolutely hates me! I think you're on to something...

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