Wait For It… a blog by Andy Ross

Light Bulb Question

Posted on May 5, 2011

How many French Canadians does it take to screw in a light bulb?

No seriously, how many? Because I’ve got about 380 light bulbs out in my Quebec convention center, and I want to know how many maintenance men or women I need to hire for short-term contract work.

I need these light bulbs changed in the next couple of hours, because an entire trainload of rabbis, priests, and imams will be arriving soon for an interfaith conference on urban redevelopment. If the main hall doesn’t have enough light, where am I supposed to have them wait---some bar somewhere? Can you imagine all those disparate holy men walking into a drinking establishment?

There’s a spacious fried chicken place across the road, but I doubt it meets dietary restriction laws.

Shoot, you know there are some people who can handle all this logistical stress much better than me. For instance, take my wife…