The Gravity Of No Electricity

| VA, USA | Parents & Guardians

(I’m about to leave home and study in Europe for a few weeks.)

Me: “I’m going to need an adapter so that I can charge my computer in Europe.”

Dad: “Those darn Europeans! Why can’t they just do everything the right way?”

Me: “Because they were there first?”

Dad: “We invented electricity!”

(I look confused.)

Dad: “Yeah. Thomas Edison.”

Me: “He invented the light bulb. Not electricity itself.”

Dad: “Oh, that was Ben Franklin, then?”

Me: “Yes, he invented it by happening to stand outside during a thunderstorm.”

Dad: “Yeah, just like Newton invented the apple!”