How to Edit a Tattoo, Misha Burnett
No, I wasn’t really trying to edit my tattoo–I like what it says. And, no, I wasn’t trying to end it all. I believe that since I didn’t create myself, I don’t have the authority to destroy myself. And anyway, I mostly like being alive. Besides, my cats would miss me.
No, I was replacing a ballast on a light fixture at work today. It’s a job I have done thousands of times. What’s more, I am Mr. Safety at work. I had the breaker locked off. I had inspected the ladder and had it set properly. I had my safety glasses on. I removed the bulbs and set them to the side. I tested the line voltage at the ballast, even though I had the breaker locked off.
I did everything right, damnit!
So what happened? I dropped the sheet metal ballast cover and tried to catch it, and…
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