Funny incident in my childhood
My mother used to tell of an incident when I was about four years old. Radios in those days had tubes, or valves as our British friends call them, and when a radio was turned on the filaments had to warm up before the tubes did their job, and so there was a half minute of silence before anything came out of the speaker.
I apparently turned on the radio, and my Mom said "be careful you don't break it."
As she finished saying that, the filaments had warmed up, and a man's voice said ". . . yes, and I'm not going to fix it for you, either."
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