The Chubby Light Bulb

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    I noticed this in San Francisco. I am not sure if it was the weight that caught my eye, the width, the design, or simply its existence. I should probably avoid saying that the fatness caught my attention, yes? Or no? Regardless, I think, this picture was taken while climbing down a set of stairs. Or was it up? Ok, I am not sure anymore, though I know I stopped near the bottom of the stairs, or the beginning, and took this picture.

    This light bulb sits quietly inside a building by the stairs. It is the only light, around it, that shines the way for anyone coming up or down. Running up the stairs from the scary monster outside? This bulb will help you skip every other step. Running down the stairs from the scary monster upstairs? This bulb will help you jump by allowing you to skip several steps along the way. Not sure whether the monster is upstairs or downstairs? No problem: the bulb will help you stay in the light, giving you a feeling of safety that you are not in the dark. Until the monster sees you in the light and comes growling after you.

    Which light bulb would you choose, if both of them gave the same amount of light and other things? A small, thin one, or a chubby or? Or would you not care and only think about the chubbiness when you read it in my writing? I now wonder why I thought of the monster coming after me when I thought of writing some things about this cute bulb, hmmmm.

    mberry2000, schwammrs, FullQuota, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. g4daddy 63 months ago | reply

      These are cool. We just started using them ("CFL'S") in our house.

    2. Bes Z 63 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comment gbail2! :)

      Do they appear to look [visually] better than other bulbs too? Did you choose them because of their shape?

    3. Claudiu Balaceanu * [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      In a twist of light - this would be an interesting title.
      Nice one !

    4. Bes Z 63 months ago | reply

      Thanks Claudiu.

      Also, yes, that would indeed be a cool title "In a twist of light" :)

    5. PredictorX 50 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Sub-Sub-Basement, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. RumpledElf 25 months ago | reply

      Hi, I used this photo here: photographicdictionary.com/l/light

      Thanks for sharing with a CC license!

    7. schoolapple 24 months ago | reply

      i shall use on schoolapple.com

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