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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Static! Oh Static

When I work night shift, I don't have to wear formal office attire to work. It will be either collared T-shirt or round-necked T-shirt with jeans or slacks for me. I have one Hewlett-Packard F1 collared T-shirt and a Nikon T-shirt with a zip in the middle. What both T-shirt have in common is that both are made of polyester and this cause a problem.







Don't get me wrong, I'm not allergic to polyester in fact I'm quite comfortable wearing T-shirt made from polyester material. Comfortable just as long as I'm not sitting in a wrong full of PCs. When I'm working, I have to sit in a room with at least 50 PCs running 24/7. Just one hour sitting in the room wearing my HP or Nikon T-shirt, I will feel very uneasy. This uneasiness can't be explained, it's just that like you just have to get out from the room.







At first, I still am not sure what is wrong with me. Then one day I went to the toilet to do my business, and I accidentally touch my HP T-shirt with the steel pipe. It created some static sound. Sound that you hear when you touch a metal and suddenly you felt an electric shock, it won't kill of course. Lucky is that I didn't get shock but just felt a lot of static around the T-shirt.





I took off my T-shirt and place it close to the steel hose and guess what? More static sound, I can even hear static sound when I took off my T-shirt. I move the T-shirt around the steel hose until I don't hear any more static sound. I put on the T-shirt back on and I don't feel the uneasiness already, I even felt lighter.




After this experience in the toilet, every 2-3 hours I'll go to the toilet, take off my T-shirt and 'de-staticise' it. Nowadays, if there's a choice I will not wear T-shirt made of polyester to work. Cotton don't have this kind of problem. I read that some where that too much static in the body is not good for health and wearing polyester 'trapped' the static. Oh my god, does this mean that my T-shirt is killing me softly slowly?






P.S. I'm not sure whether it will be safe to use the petrol pump when wearing clothes filled with static. Scary.


10 comments :

David Cheong said...

lol like that also can!

haan said...

u r not bad. i have casual wear whenever there is no meeting with client :)

ling239 said...

'de-staticise'... o_O
hahahaaaa.....


btw how's ur training previous week ? and the cheese cake ?

Michelle Chin said...

That's super scary. I only know that my hair has static.

And my sister too.

Each time she touches me, I'll go zap. =P

Simon Seow said...

david: Trust me, it can one.

haan: good, as long as it's not polyester.

ling: Training went well. Cheese cake a bit too pricey for my standard. I tried the Korean restaurant in 3rd floor. Not bad.

Michelle: I used to get zap in my previous company touching the metal door knob. Now got metal door knob phobia.

mIcheLLe said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAH really one ah polyester shirts eat up all the static? I have been shocking myself on the office chair every day T_T

TZ said...

i don't wear poly material... especially in the computer room :-> Otherwise, i will be an electric man walking around the office discharging static... whoever come close to me got the shock :-p LoL

Simon Seow said...

michbaby: yes, polyester keep static now if got choice I choose to wear cotton to work. In my previous company I also always get shock.

TZ: LOL.

ling239 said...

yeap, the korean restaurant is good, but sometimes the waiting time can be very long....

Simon Seow said...

ling: go early lor lol ;)