Things really changed after I saw that leaflet campaign. Like, I took a really good look at myself in the mirror, I didn’t like what I saw, and I made serious strides to stop myself.
I was everything that little stick man caricature said I was. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be a real person, or maybe it was, but all I know is that I never really gave electricians a chance. I never wanted to learn, basically. I was happy…in my ignorance.
I’ve never actually had cause to call any of the electricians servicing Cheltenham, because I had a rental property. Any problems were dealt with by the landlord, usually while I was out. I had no problem leaving a key or whatever, but I know I often cursed electricians openly to my friends whenever there was a thunderstorm and things would flicker, or like when I tried to boil the kettle and use the microwave and my kitchen lost all power.
PETE’s intense leaflet campaign really made me see that I was blaming the wrong people, and that electricians are actually doing their best, and that they don’t actually control lightning. Like…obviously. Obviously electricians don’t have power over lightning like some sort of Greek god, but I never gave it a second thought, so I just subconsciously held it against them whenever there were random lightning strikes. Like, ‘gah, electricians, why you do this to me!’
This was an excellent leaflet campaign, one that made me empathise with the struggle of your friendly, local, residential electrician. They really hate lightning as much as we do, and they’re here to help. Just because they don’t fix things instantly doesn’t mean they’re not out there, in the rain, working hard.
It took a leaflet to make me see that. All those years wasted mouthing off. I’ll do my best to make amends and think of others in the future.