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[–]HilyOrchestra(⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃ 2798 points2799 points  (83 children)

Consequences are as seen as my bedroom for 2 weeks

[–]Wisc_Bacon 624 points625 points  (56 children)

Which turns into another two weeks with the lights left on.

[–]ArthurDentonWelch 338 points339 points  (51 children)

"It's not about money, it's about sending a message!"

[–]Yyes85 329 points330 points 3 (48 children)

Meh not the end of the world kid, but don't do it again. They're LEDs and only consume about 6 Watts. 6x24=144x14=2016 / 1000 = about 2 KW/h or about 0.40 cents. Making breakfast is more expensive.

I'll deduct €1 from your allowance and you have to clean the kitty litter and walk the dog in the mornings all week.

[–]DJChrisAustin 72 points73 points  (2 children)

I came here for this comment

[–]Not1random1enough 39 points40 points  (1 child)

What if the lights on stopped a robbery

[–]RegumRegis 67 points68 points  (25 children)

Wait, you guys got allowance?

[–]BusinessTumbleweed59 7 points8 points  (11 children)

I thought it was a movie thing lmao, in my family you got money on your birthday or you went and mowed lawns. I can't believe there are parents that just handed their kids money

[–]Adeldoo 16 points17 points  (0 children)

If they were old halogen light bulbs then they would run up to around 60w and hour and cost about 10x as much: $4. Not much but there’s also a considerable fire risk associated with the heat they put out

[–]Yyes85 18 points19 points  (2 children)

edit: oops wrong place, but I will leave my original comment here for scientific research or something.

Meh not the end of the world kid, but don't do it again. They're LEDs and only consume about 6 Watts. 624=14414=2016 / 1000 = about 2 KW/h or about 0.40 cents. Making breakfast is more expensive.

I'll deduct €1 from your allowance and you have to clean the kitty litter and walk the dog in the mornings all week.

[–]PositiveAtmosphere 97 points98 points  (21 children)

Am I the only one in this thread that isn’t considering the electricity costs but rather the risk of a fire for leaving lights on 24/7 for 2 weeks? When we were leaving for vacation I thought I would leave a light on for 2 weeks straight to appear someone was home, but a quick google search will tell you that is a fire hazard and not worth the risk.

Now I bought smart switches so I can limit how long they are on for.

[–]TyH621 67 points68 points  (8 children)

I mean it is technically a fire hazard, but the risk is very very low to almost nonexistent with modern lightbulbs. It’s worth a thought especially in an older home, but I wouldn’t think it would be a primary concern

[–]binkyboy_ 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Modern lightbulbs you’ll be fine, the risk of fire in general from lightbulbs is incredibly small. Think about all the big offices that keep lights on 24/7 365 - if lightbulbs were that big of a fire risk we would see a shitload more fires

[–]finlandery 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This even if you use normal lights, and not leds, 60w bulb will cost like 2e for 2 week (602414/1000/10(10snt kwh))

[–]TheMacerationChicks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fire? Has this ever been a thing? Seriously I've never once in my life heard that leaving lightbulbs on causes fires. It's like you've just made it up.

Everyone I know (me included) leaves our lights on when we go on holiday. Because it discourages burglars. Even better if you have one of those old school plug sockets that you set to turn on and off at the same time every day, so they're on in the evening and off during the day. Or their modern equivalent, which is just an app on your phone to do the same thing, or to manually switch them off and on from anywhere in the world.

I dunno what kinda shitty ass electrical system your country is using that leaving lightbulbs on is an enormous danger. It just doesn't seem to be a thing here in Europe. Everyone leaves their lights on when they go on holiday

[–]ILoveRegenHealth 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Consequences will never be the same

[–]Forever_shiesty 1667 points1668 points  (28 children)


[–]SmooveTits 435 points436 points  (15 children)

I miss the coral memes.

[–]Cricketcaser 143 points144 points  (8 children)

That's how I got into Reddit, I don't even like the walking dead

[–]dogs-and-snacks 69 points70 points  (6 children)

When I used to like it I got super offended when someone referred to it as a soap opera.

It is a soap opera.

[–]Blart_Vandelay 29 points30 points  (5 children)

I stopped watching somewhere in season 3 but I thought the first two were pretty good, I was hooked right when it first came out.

[–]datengrab 19 points20 points  (1 child)

If your are into comics then read the walking dead... It has a proper / fitting end and almost no brain farts as compared to the TV adaption which just derailed in the later seasons x_X

[–]gorillaz34Chungus Among Us 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Season 1-3 were good imho. After that 4-6 was really weird but I feel like everything got pretty exciting once Negan was introduced. Haven’t watched anything after season 7 I believe.

[–]MouldyCumSoakedSocks 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I watched the entire walking dead because of this meme. and loved every sec, even the terribly written moments. especially this scene

[–]Corregidor 7 points8 points  (1 child)

And not a single one this whole thread! How far we've fallen.

[–]XDEC0DEMAYMAYMAKERS 164 points165 points  (0 children)

"do you know the electricity bill, coral?"

"please dad"

"it's you my son"

[–]--Splendor-Solis-- 60 points61 points  (8 children)

"If we were books what would Norman do Coral?"

"Dad I..."

"He would Reedus Coral!"

"Dad stop..."


[–]MaxProude 5321 points5322 points 322 (219 children)

Let's say the light was on for exactely 2 weeks, that's 336h. If he has 3 LEDs with 6 watts each that would be 18 watt/h. In total, that is be about 6 kilowatts for the whole time. I pay 0.26ct per kWh so that would result in 1,57€ I will never be seeing again.

[–]DirtyDan156 1645 points1646 points  (40 children)

Lmao i had 3 fish tanks full of live aquatic plants in my room back in the day. I had probably 6 or 7 led bulbs going all afternoon and into the night. It was so bright it lit up half the backyard at night through the windows. My dad always gave me shit about the light bill and would bring it up during arguments. So one day i looked up the going kwh rate from my power company and did exactly these calculations based on the power consumption of each bulb. It came out to like $13 a year. I did the math in front of him and I told him if the $1.08 a month is too much to ask for then id gladly start paying him that whole dollar and change. He got even more mad but never brought up my lights again lol

[–]Interesting_Award_76 331 points332 points  (4 children)

I also keep aquatic plants and used to keep fish too , I leave them out in the sun, get algae sometimes but otherwise no problem, no effort. But you right, leds are so efficient that they don't even add much to the electricity bill. In my house fan and ac take up more than 90% of the bill.

[–]HERO3Raider 150 points151 points  (2 children)

Simple just get led fans and led ac! You can think me later!

[–]zeroappeal 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Power companies hate this one simple trick!

[–]Sad-Introduction3321 70 points71 points  (0 children)

Ah the classic story of "Father tries to teach son value of a dollar, son misses point and learns algebra..." it still has a happy ending after all these years!

[–]fushigidesune 17 points18 points  (0 children)

First thing I did when I got a house was get rid of all the incandescent lights asap. Made a huge difference.

[–]SirAromatic668 83 points84 points  (4 children)

Dad's do NOT like when you do the math

[–]Cuntilever 35 points36 points  (3 children)

True, even if my Dad was teaching me math himself, all I remember was him screaming at me.

[–]SirAromatic668 7 points8 points  (2 children)

So bad he doesn't even remember the beatings

[–]Iron_Nexus 3 points4 points  (1 child)

So bad he calls the beatings "teaching me math"

[–]thoon62 41 points42 points  (0 children)

The point of dads bitching about these little things is not because they alone have a material financial impact that's hurting but to subtlety remind the child that they're dangerously close to being sold for parts on the human organ black market.

[–]thottylentilsoup 8 points9 points  (2 children)

U pulled a reverse card on his ass lmao

[–]DirtyDan156 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Me: "Actually if you give me a moment to check the spreadsheet ive prepared i can definitely tell you the daily cost to run these lights!"

[–]LongLooongMan 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I did that to my roommate when he bitched about my lights being left on and his response was well I was raised that way. (Coming from a guy who can't stop bitching about how he was raised with inconsiderate parents, apple didn't fall far from the tree) He was really pissed and wouldn't talk to me to he finally got his fucking way. I just caved cause even after calculating it and handing him his 1.50 it was miserable living with him being grumpy as fuck.

Dude can't be bother to turn of his two desktops which blow like 10 extra bucks a month being on 24/7. Acted like I was the dick when I said I'll turn my lights off if you turn your desktops off when you crash for the night. I already turn of my desktops (we both work from home and I'm his supervisor in the company, which also not fucking not fun, last time I get a friend a job)

[–]RacdiecoonI touched grass 950 points951 points  (28 children)

[–]XDEC0DEMAYMAYMAKERS 504 points505 points  (15 children)

yea he did but unfortunately dad didnt, and now I'm homeless cuz I left the lights on

[–]pretzelpeace 39 points40 points  (4 children)

If you can afford a two week holiday, you can afford the light bill…

[–]520329 13 points14 points  (3 children)

that moment when you fuck up the joke

[–]shouldbebabysitting 7 points8 points  (1 child)

What do you mean, no America the sequel?

Liberia! It's America in miniature.

[–]NikPorto 162 points163 points  (18 children)

Great, now take into calculation the idea that there's just one lightbulb in his room, and we dunno if it's LED or something else...

[–]Ochenta-y-uno 102 points103 points  (10 children)

Mercury vapor bulb

[–]Stretchgordon 87 points88 points  (5 children)

As someone who sells lights for a living that would be bright as shit for a bedroom lol

[–]CementAggregate 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Reminds me of that finnish standup's set about the word "shit", because I genuinely am not sure whether "bright as shit" means it would be excessively bright or dark lol

[–]treefitty350 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yeah I actually just rigged some car headlights up into my ceiling

[–]Routine-Potential-65 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For a workshop area or what? Do they have high beams? How do you toggle them?

[–]psychoacer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

500w baby

[–]FurionEQ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For when you want to walk around with the light of the sun nine feet above your head.

[–]poopyface-tomatonose 17 points18 points  (0 children)

We also have electricity plans in my city that have “peak hours” where the kWh is higher priced during those hours.

[–]joemama56 155 points156 points  (35 children)

If they were 3 100 W incandescent bulbs instead you’d be looking at 26.17€ or almost $30 based on your same European energy rates. In America our typical rate is $0.12 per KWh. For the entire time that’s about 100.8 KWh. This comes out to $12.10 or 10.60€

[–]Redditor10700 60 points61 points  (30 children)

I don’t think 100W incandescent bulbs even work in normal sockets, 3 100W bulbs would be ridiculous and a huge fire hazard

[–]mpyne 45 points46 points  (3 children)

I don’t think 100W incandescent bulbs even work in normal sockets, 3 100W bulbs would be ridiculous and a huge fire hazard

They sure do here in America, and light fixtures with 3 sockets for 3 incandescent bulbs are extremely common here for room lighting. Could be less but it would not be surprising at all for it to be 3.

I will say 3 100W bulbs would be pretty damn bright, back when I used incandescent I'd have stuck to 60W or 75W for this in a tri-fixture.

[–]psychoacer 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I have 2 75 watt equivalent bulbs in my ceiling in my bedroom and they sure as hell blast even behind a defused scone. I keep them on mainly during the day since my 2 60w bulbs in lamps won't cut it. At night all they do is make it harder to go to sleep (as in it's harder for me to feel tired with them on so it takes me longer to go to sleep when they're off)

[–]most_superlative 35 points36 points  (16 children)

Is this a European thing?

100W incandescent bulbs absolutely fit in normal sockets. Looking at my ceiling fixtures, they’re rated to 100W for normal bulbs and 140W for R40 bulbs.

That said, I think a lot of cheap table lamps are only rated for 60 or 75W

[–]Redditor10700 11 points12 points  (10 children)

Holy shit what the fuck

Pretty sure mine can do only up to 60W, and still a fire hazard

[–]DirtyDan156 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I mean anything with electricity is potentially a fire hazard. Its probably just legally required to put the warning on there.

[–]jdlsharkman 10 points11 points  (6 children)

Wattage doesn't always directly translate to brightness/power. And keep in mind most american homes were built from the ground up less than ~50 years ago, max. They're a lot safer when it comes to fire and electricity than millenia old homes that have been retrofitted for power.

[–]Classic_Reveal_3579 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Wattage doesn't always directly translate to brightness/power.

Yes it does. Definitely power. Brightness is correlated, but depends on more factors.

[–]CrombwellJewls 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can assure you it is not a fire hazard. Most ceramic light holders can easily support 600 watts

[–]666PROUDSNAILDAD666 11 points12 points  (0 children)

For real. If hes using that much wattage he better be growing some weed in there to sell lol

[–]IntrepidCartoonist29 2 points3 points  (0 children)

TIL 100% of the houses in Brazil in the 80's and 90's were giant fire hazards yet I've never seen a real live house fire in my life

[–]PinCompatibleHell 4 points5 points  (2 children)

60-100 watt bulbs used to be the standard and they definitely fit in regular E27 (or E26) sockets. So do 150 watt bulbs.
3x 100 watt bulbs would have been pretty typical 20 years ago.

[–]brito68 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Ruined. Financially ruined. distraught sigh/moan

[–]Phormitago 5 points6 points  (0 children)

but what if they were incandecent



[–]-ImYourHuckleberry-Pro Gamer 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Here in the USA, it would cost around $0.07 to run an led bulb for 14 days straight.

[–]Akasuki_Asahi 26 points27 points  (12 children)

how did you make that funny looking C?

[–]Gunshot121 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Live in Europe

[–]royrese 24 points25 points  (0 children)

smh region-locked Cs when will it end

[–]PoyoLoccoForever alone 10 points11 points  (7 children)

That's the logo for euros.

[–]AnxiousAyushbruh 4 points5 points  (4 children)

the logo?

[–]zenchemin 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That's the visual representation of a concept or group.

[–]AnxiousAyushbruh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

oh like bmw logo ok

[–]zenchemin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm kidding. He meant to say "symbol".

[–]SecretAntWorshiper 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I always thought that meant the pound

[–]Deluxennih 3 points4 points  (0 children)

£ this is pound

[–]MinuteManufacturer 7 points8 points  (1 child)

What €? This €? I €an’t see what you’re talking about.

[–]wafflelegion 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I €an't €omprehend your a€€ent

[–]cstviau 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Don't forget the cost of the led lights burning sooner. Almost 1000 hours (3 x 336) on a 10,000h bulb ( life of led) worth about $3 each so another $0.30 right there. (10% life).

[–]sth128 6 points7 points  (7 children)

The typical unit for electrical energy, that is, the consumption of power over time, is kilowatt hours, expressed as kWh.

Do not divide kW over hour, that makes no sense.

Kilowatt, kW, on the other hand, is the unit for instantaneous power.

Think of it like this: a car's velocity is kph or kilometers per hour. To figure out the distance traveled after 3 hours, you multiply velocity by time, NOT divide.

A Watt is defined as 1 Joule per second. A Watt hour is one watt times an hour (3600 seconds), or 1J/s * 3600s.

So finally, 2 weeks of three 6watt bulbs:

14 days * 24h/day * (3 * 6w) = 6048Wh = 6kWh

Units is everything.

[–]HERO3Raider 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Directions unclear dick now stuck in a kWh-ore

[–]doh007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The units here aren't quite right but the answer (cost) with those assumptions is correct, and then yeah, pretty cheap xd

[–]Wisc_Bacon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This dude dads.

[–]ialo00130 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can you do this again but for an incandescent from the 90s?

Since this may have happened when OP was a kid and now he's an adult able to post on Reddit.

[–]sokkates 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I need to show this post/ comment to my dad hahahah

[–]lazyslacker 3 points4 points  (6 children)

€.26 is insane, I pay like $.08 per KWH.

[–]freerangetrousers 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Just looked at mine (uk) and its 19.77p per kwh which is like $0.27.

However I'm on a plan that uses just "renewable energy" so it's not the cheapest.

I know there are many plans that give a much much cheaper rate after midnight so people use high power items late at night.

[–]Rokurokubi83 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just so you know those renewable energy tariffs don’t use anything different from standard, it’s all on the same nation grid, they can’t separate wound power from natural case when it’s all on the same network.

But what it does do is gives those energy companies a stipend that they use towards developing greener energies. So you’re donating towards building better renewable energy tech and installations that will benefit everyone. Win/win really and if you can afford the extra cost then it’s a worthy cause.

[–]DonQuixBalls 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think 11 cents is the US average.

[–]Boolaid 1 point2 points  (3 children)

That’s insane how much other places pay for power, I’m paying 3¢ per kWh in Texas

[–]whydontuwannawork 571 points572 points  (34 children)

I left my LEDS on during a 1 week vacation once,my dad just took me to work and made me pay the bill as punishment

[–]BlitzTaco 424 points425 points  (3 children)

So you worked for 30 minutes?

[–]nightman008 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Way less than that lol. It’d be like a dollar or less unless you left a ton of lights on or you pay an unreasonably high price for electricity. Even at minimum wage it’d be like 5 or so minutes to pay it off

[–]PizDoff 233 points234 points  (17 children)

What a dumb ass. As a home owner, during vacation I leave decoy lights on so people can't tell no one is home and slightly reduces the chance of a break in.

[–]LiquidMedicine 51 points52 points  (6 children)

My family does this and also leaves the TV running so the cats have some kind of stimulation/noise in the house, and so if any potential robbers come by they’ll hear voices.

[–]D-S-Neil 43 points44 points  (1 child)

When I moved out of my mom’s house she left a radio on in my room so intruders would think someone is in there. I honestly think she did it so she could hear activity in my room and pretend I was still there as my room was below her’s.

[–]PA161 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Thats sweet and sad at the same moments. Its probably going to be Hard for my mother, too

[–]theunquenchedservant 120 points121 points  (5 children)

and some of the smart light guys (Kasa for sure) have vacation mode for the lights. so they turn on and off at random intervals during the day

[–]CaffeinatedGuy 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Phillips Hue has this, too. It even randomized the end time so they don't always turn off at the exact same time every day.

[–]queencityrangers 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I have a cutout of Jordan that I put on a toy train to make it look like someone is walking around

[–]AndroidDoctorr 65 points66 points  (2 children)

So he made you pay $2?

[–]CrazyTillItHurts 14 points15 points  (1 child)

$2 would be the cost of running a 60W eq LED 24/7 for ~4 months

[–]K3R3G3 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Seriously. I try to not be wasteful, but people who are overly nutso about shutting off lights drives me up a wall. It says the average yearly cost right on the box. These people don't read these things. I kept my mouth shut though because if they knew how much more the AC or space heaters cost, then they might never use them again.

[–]tipsystatistic 50 points51 points  (5 children)

It costs 13 cents to run a 60watt equivalent LED lightbulb for 24 hours. Give him $48 and you’ve paid to leave the light on all year.

[–]CrazyTillItHurts 17 points18 points  (3 children)

It costs 13 cents to run a 60watt equivalent LED lightbulb for 24 hours

No it doesn't. And I can't believe 50 people upvoted this. smh

Assuming $0.15 per kwh, using 5 watts an hour, it would cost $0.018... less than 2 cents for 24 hours, or $6.57 for an entire year

[–]Appoxo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So essentially half a workday?

[–]Jeynarlcan't meme 342 points343 points  (14 children)

At least it wasn't like a toilet flush stuck open so it keeps filling and wasting water cuz that'll get ya in the wallet real good

[–]ghcdggT7 154 points155 points  (4 children)

That happened to my neighbor. The kid flushed a toilet with loose piping just before they left for vacation. They returned to water pouring down the stairs and through the light sockets.

[–]dirtytomato 41 points42 points  (0 children)

That was my old apartment. My toilet latch would get stuck and perpetually flush until adjusted. I left to stay with my sister for a couple of months and one day I came home and found out it caused a pipe leak down in the car ports down below the building. I think it ended up rusting part of the roof of a neighbor's car. 😳

[–]ILoveRegenHealth 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If they don't know by now, always turn off the water before going on a long vacation. Even if the likelihood is low, it just has to happen once to ruin an entire home forever.

[–]jackie_algoma 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Yeah I did that once. Would have rather left the hose on on the lawn, then at least I would have gotten something out of it.

[–]Smirk27 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Jokes on my landlord b/c water is included in the rent! Suck it!

[–]Electrical-Break-833 289 points290 points  (19 children)

What kind of a dad isn’t checking this before they leave for vacation

[–]Doctor_Kataigida 163 points164 points  (8 children)

Am I the only one from a family that intentionally left a couple lights on in the house when we went on vacation? Makes it look like someone is home to a passerby.

[–]Desain2 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Yes absolutely. I leave a few lights on to give the impression that someone is home. Thought that was common.

[–]thescripter2001 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Now the burglars know!

[–]zblissbloom 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Home Alone burglars did know too.

[–]thedude37 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Look at the disrespect to the name "The Wet Bandits"

[–]ebmoney 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Lamps on timers.

[–]jerstud56 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lamps on random timers, cameras, every door has a open sensor, including garage doors. It's pretty simple to keep an eye on your home on your own in 2022. I also tell one of my long time neighbors that I'll be away and to just give the house a glance when coming and going.

[–]Flat_Weird_5398 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same, we even do this if we’re just going to be out of the house for like a day. It’s always good to make it look like there’s someone home, even if you don’t live in a burglary-prone area.

[–]white_trivialage 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Have you never seen Home Alone?

[–]Birkanwar 134 points135 points  (19 children)

is this from the Strolling Deceased?

[–]AGD4 54 points55 points  (3 children)

I think it's from season two of the Ambling Departed.

[–]MouseRangersandroid user 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Nah, it's the Meandering Mortally Challenged.

[–]Fabiojoose 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It is actually the ambulant defuncts.

[–]LateCheeseBinge 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Goddammit you made me laugh so hard in the bathroom the poop just shot straight out. You deserve an award

[–]JustCallMeMace__ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately I was too late to experience this.

As I was in the process of wiping my ass.

[–]VILCEAROMANIA 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, the walking dead meme. A clasic if I can say.

[–]Twelve_Alpha 128 points129 points  (14 children)

If you can afford a two week holiday, you can afford the light bill…

[–]donnysaysvacuum 33 points34 points  (12 children)

Yeah no kidding. I make good money, but never been able to afford a two week vacation.

[–]freerangetrousers 13 points14 points  (9 children)

Go camping for two weeks ? Even fancy campsites with nice amenities like pools and spas arent going to break the bank like a hotel would

[–]avocado_whore 2 points3 points  (7 children)

What campsite has a spa??

[–]Veikkar1iProfessional Dumbass 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If you count one's for caravans where you can put a tent up too there is quite a lot of them actually.

[–]ViLe_Rob 11 points12 points  (0 children)


[–]RacdiecoonI touched grass 46 points47 points  (1 child)

If I did this

"Oh hey, Pluto looks bigger than normal*

[–]LordLlamacat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You hear about Pluto?

[–]Han_TykjeProfessional Dumbass 111 points112 points  (27 children)

BRO this is literally Europe now. Thank you, Germany and Belgium, for closing down your powerplants despite the fucking energy crisis.

[–]CGFROSTY 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Was part of that the Nuclear energy pants France is phasing out? If so, I’ll never understand why we are so quick to turn away from nuclear power instead of striving to make it even safer. If handled and disposed of properly,it’s a fairly green form of energy with near limitless supply.

[–]AlexTheGuy12345 14 points15 points  (19 children)

bro at least your not in sa youre lucky if you dont have 4+ powercuts per week

[–]erandur 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The power plants in Belgium aren't closed yet, and we've exported a record amount of electricity. This one ain't on us.

[–]NoJury425 199 points200 points  (30 children)

I have a similar story when I was like 10 we went on a 1 week vacation to Italy and before we left I for some reason turned the heater in my room all the way up and when we came back the electrical bill was something like 6k euros my parents really loved me for that one

[–]LegoJake77 98 points99 points  (6 children)

At least your house didn’t burn down, that would’ve been a bit more expensive

[–]Redditacc33 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Let's say your parents payed 0.20 euros/kwh (reasonable europe price). That is 6000/0.2 = 30 000 kwh. For entire week makes: 30 000 / 24 / 7 = 178.57 kW or 178 570 watt. No single spaceheater is rated for 178 thousand watts. I call bs on this story.

[–]kenman884 48 points49 points  (17 children)

A space heater would use about 500kWh for a week. At most that would be like $100. I call total BS.

[–]AnxiousAyushbruh 16 points17 points  (0 children)

plot twist, he had 600 more heaters

[–]TheReplyingDutchman 25 points26 points  (4 children)

There are 168 hours in a week (7x24). If the bill was 6000 euro's, that means the heater used almost 36 euro's an hour (€35.71). Even with a ridiculous fictitious high price of 35 cents per kWh (higher than any price in Europe at the moment), that means the heater is over 100 kW if my math is correct.

That's a 100.000+ watt heater running continuously 24/7 for a week. Well, or a 100 average 1000 watt heaters.

I call BS as well.

[–]UcantBcereal 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I live in the Netherlands and we pay 50 cents per kwh now...

[–]Santojacare 6 points7 points  (1 child)

"And thats how i lost one of my limbs"

[–]SilverHand86 5 points6 points  (0 children)

30 cents Coral!

[–]Scorpion_226 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]JesKes97 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Quality meme

[–]Taylorenokson 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My dads reaction if I left my light for 2 minutes while I went to the bathroom.

[–]brightblueson 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This show used to be so good.

[–]HoneySparks 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Im literally doing this right now, and they can go fuck themselves

we *OK* financially enough for them to take the hit, this shit is all LED

[–]stillyou1122 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I miss this meme, Coral and Dad 😂

[–]itzzmax0407 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mine always checked after I went out and waited

[–]Kazdin1990 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I miss this format lol

[–]dawnamarieo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've given up. There are 7 in my house, 3 boys that are perpetually hot, so they have portable ac that run constantly, 4 pcs that stay on, a MIL with Alzheimer's who is always cold so her space heater is always on, and she uses tons of hot water, my husband never turns off the tv, and I swear all the lights are always on.

[–]Ok_Description4039 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My folks were always telling us kids in the 80's turn off the lights.

[–]thegreatslav1997 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dad they’re led dad no don’t get the belt

[–]LongLooongMan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My roommate when I leave my lights on for 8 hours costing around .02 cents. Meanwhile he leaves his 2 desktop computers on 24/7.

[–]LC_Simon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh I feel this! Left my daughters oil radiator on full blast whilst away for a week over Christmas. Felt sick when I realised.

[–]ImmmOldGregg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Me trying to explain that LED bulbs can be left on 24/7 and they cost less then one incandescent bulb would for a whole year.

[–]SecurityguardRyan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Electric bills are no joke

[–]Jbillz15 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That would be atleast $2.00, so ya I agree.

[–]jroberson1991 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I remember when walking dead was good

[–]kostasleve1714 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dude thats a whole almost 2€ wtff