I'm so shocking!
January 8, 2010 5:55 PM Subscribe
How can I avoid getting static shocked 40 times a day this winter?
posted by KateHasQuestions to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This winter is so much worse than ever before. Every time I touch a doorknob at work (about 5x/hour going in and out of the lab - there is no getting around that) I get shocked by static. Really painful static. It's so bad that I hesitate before opening any door because I know it will hurt a lot (even in front of the bathroom door, which looks really awkward at work!), and sometimes I secretly squat down and rub my arm on the doorknob first (the shock hurts less on my arm than my fingers) and then reach for it with my hand, but it would be pretty embarrassing being caught doing that!
I remember being afraid of car doors last winter, but that was only 2-3 times a day.. this winter I'm constantly suffering indoors too and it's pretty ridiculous!
How can I reduce all these static shocks? I'm constantly walking on carpet at work, but don't drag my feet on the ground.