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Guy Lives With His Wife In Darkness For 6 Years Until He Makes Hilariously Obvious Discovery

This story made me literally smack my forehead. I can't imagine how the guy felt after 6 years of living in the dark (literally and metaphorically). There's a moral to this story children: check everything at least 3 times before writing it off. Hell, make it 4 times. This is the most annoying of TIFU stories and if this happened to me I'd never get over how easily the problem could have been solved.


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    Text - The overhead fan in our bedroom uses one of those compact halogen light bulbs. 6 years ago the bulb burned out and got really dim, just barely a glow. I bought a replacement bulb but when I put that one in it was also barely lighting up so I realized the unit was bad. The fan still worked GREAT, it literally is the best fan I've ever had because it moves a ton of air and is super quiet. The fan had also been a gift when we moved into our house, the unit cost $400 so I didn't really want t
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    Text - So since then over the years my wife and I have had to make due with no overhead light. We open the windows during the day, and at night use a combination of bedside lamps and the bathroom light. It's never really as good of lighting as an overhead lamp so I keep some flashlights up there for when we are cleaning or looking for something etc. After 6 years of living in the dark, this winter I just decided I would replace the damn thing. But before I did, I decided to try one last time wit
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    Text - So I'm up there installing the new bulb, grab the remote (the fan has a remote) and as I'm turning the light on I realize: The goddamn thing is dimmable. For 6 fucking years we lived with the inconvenience of no overhead light and the whole time it was just because the damn thing was set to "dim" Fuck me.
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    Text - eloniswhyisignedup 2d I sat at my dining room table under a very dim fan light that I could have sworn used to be brighter a year ago reading your post. I got up and hunted down the fan remote stuck forgotten in a drawer and replaced the batteries. There not obvious slider for a dimmer but I just held the light button down and what do you know the light got a lot brighter! It is fair to say that your post has brightened my life. Thanks
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    Text - thoroakenfelder 2d Long term troll, your wife knew about it and was waiting for you to finally try to fix it.
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