- That the West Wing is horrifically understaffed,
- That there are few people in a position of authority who know what they are doing,
- That Trump himself is complacently out-of-touch with his own people,
- That the staffers who are there have no idea what a light switch looks like.
This blog article will focus on the last part, because it's the one that is in most dire need of attention.
BECAUSE HOW THE HELL CAN YOU NOT IDENTIFY A LIGHT SWITCH?
So, a quick perusal of the Google Search Engine brings up a link to Home Depot (tm)'s handy Buying Guide for Switches AND Dimmers (in case you want to set a mood):
It has two options: Up or Down. Usually one setting will have it UP to turn on, but sometimes it will be the other way. You should be able to test this function within 3.4 seconds upon entering a darkened room.
Sometimes, there are MULTIPLE switches in a room. Each of them controls the UP or DOWN, so you will have to perform a combination of switch maneuvers to see what works. The best way is to keep one switch UP in what should be the Lights On setting, and then check the Second Switch with a series of Ups and Downs to see if that works. If not, go BACK to the First switch and turn it DOWN, then return to the Second switch and try the Ups and Downs again to see if that turns on the lights.
If the lights are NOT coming on at all, YOU SHOULD GET A LADDER DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS WITH AN OPEN WINDOW FOR NATURAL LIGHTING - or else bring a flashlight - AND CHANGE OUT THE DAMN BULBS.
Q: how many Trump employees does it take to change a light bulb?
A: do we really wanna know that answer?
Now, back to the matter at hand.
You MAY run into this newfangled technology called DIMMERS. In which case you will have a set of Knobs and Sliding bars that can turn On and then adjust the brightness of the lights to your needs.
Some Knob Dimmers will require you to Push in first to turn ON the light function, and then turn the knob CLOCKWISE to brighten the room.
The Slider Dimmers may have a Press ON button to turn ON the light function, and then slide UP to brighten the room.
If the room at the White House has absolutely NO light fixtures to turn ON or OFF, you may be in a damn broom closet.
If you are still having some difficulty figuring out where the light fixtures are, one simple rule is that the light switch is CLOSEST TO THE FREAKING DOOR YOU USE TO GO IN AND OUT OF THE DAMN ROOM.
If you are still having difficulty operating light switches and/or dimmers in any capacity, we encourage you to resign your post at the Trump White House and go back to Kindergarten because FOR CRYING OUT THIS IS SOMETHING WE LEARNED WATCHING SESAME STREET WHEN WE WERE FREAKING THREE YEARS OLD!
P.S. There may be some books at your local library on light switches that may help.
P.S.S. If this is Trump's Best and Brightest on display here, we're f-cked.