I wanted to send in the catch phrase that I use at work. When I'm asked what I do for a living, I tell them “that I check and remove shorts.” P.S. I'm a female electrician and this is my comeback to being asked if I'm really an electrician.

Laura Vergeront, IBEW Local 440, Riverside, Calif.

Q. How do you keep an apprentice busy for hours?

A. Ask him to find a double-gang ceiling ring so you can hang a light and a fan or ask him for a box of ohms.

Bill Dasher, inspector for the City of Ocala, Fla.

My mother always told me “never hook up with an electrician — you just might get burned.”

Joan Harrington, Stamford, Conn.

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