In our offices, we have a handyman whose job it is to replace used electric bulbs. He goes around, carrying a ladder, and looks up to see which light bulb needs replacing.
At the rare total eclipse of the sun, last August, as the moon slid to cover the sun's disk, a most poignant scene was the sight of our handyman outside my window with his ladder under his arm, looking up in the direction of the darkened sun, as if thinking "Do I have to climb the ladder to replace that bulb?"
Some Ladder! Some bulb!
NOTE: Until recently, electric bulbs used to go off very frequently, and the long-suffering British public never complained. Since Britain joined Europe, specifications have been noticeably improved.
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