Does this happen to you too?

shreeya
By shreeya

Why do we get 'electric shocks' when we touch a certain object or person? I experience this a pretty lot then others do. Whenever I touch any object or person I give it a sudden 'current'.....LOL but true!!!!!!

 

I know it has something to do with 'Static charge' but then why me only and not anybody else in my home?

 

So are there any shock givers around, please join the club......

By owen• 14 years 3 months ago.
owen

King Edshel.. guess that you are already immune to the volta shock.. and wanting more?... LOL

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By selani• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
selani

you will mostly observe that you get shock only when you are getting out of the car and not getting in. Its because when the car is moving, static charge builds up in the cars body due to friction with air particles. Since rubber tires are non conductors, this charge doesn't travel to earth.

By anonymous• 14 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I have gone through all the thread and found most of the thread hear  is because of car - touch at closing time ...... even this happen to me almost all the time .

 

New car doest not have this problem , for example  last year i brought a car from showroom June 07  it was perfect after three month i met with an accident i have given to nissan company for the repair , they replaced the new fender / dicky - later i found that i get shock while closed the door , i made a complete to them for that they told that is because of using mobile phone . i told him this is not the first time i am using the phone for that he told me no no not like that once we repair the metal  linked to mobile waves .

 

so make sure one car damage or done repair this will happen

 

 

By Snowstorm• 14 years 3 months ago.
Snowstorm

 

happens to me mostly when i touch my car

 

 

YOU DONT KNOW ME, DONT EVEN TRY !!!

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By King Edshel• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
King Edshel

guess that you are just being hyper active, eating food with high iron there ... be aware, more will come like magnetic and ufos your way ... always carry a metallic thing to discharge it ... not a knife of course .. I would be really scared ...

 

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By QT• 14 years 3 months ago.
QT

Well, it's the other way around for me!

I create the shock because I'm so electrifying!

LOL

By anonymous• 14 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I got this static shock only in Doha everytime coming out of the car, so have checked and was told of its dry climate and that my body lack water, the more dry a person is the more easily he or she will get the static shock.

 

 

By Vegas• 14 years 3 months ago.
Vegas

You can't teach experience...

By techdoctor• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
techdoctor

Yes, I do it all the time. I sometime close the door of the car by using the inside handle.

 

"Life is like a bicycle, if it's too easy - you're probably going down :)"

By althaf22• 14 years 3 months ago.
althaf22

I'm the senior member of the CLUB because i get frequent shocks. 

 

1. Opening my car.

2. When someone comes near me.

3. Opening any doors with metal handle.

 

Everyone looks at me odd, the way how i open my own car at night, they think im trying to steal it. The way how im trying to open restaurent doors. hahaha. I tried to ask doctors, they cant help much...

By harsha• 14 years 3 months ago.
harsha

techdoc.. dont temme u do it always.. i bet u have a lotta time.. i just rush out.. lol..

By techdoctor• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
techdoctor

I get static shock too. Sometimes when I lock the car, sparks fly. I always get down carefully without touching anything and close the car door only using the plastic handle. 

 

"Life is like a bicycle, if it's too easy - you're probably going down :)"

By harsha• 14 years 3 months ago.
harsha

mila shreeya.. is that interesting for u galz to give shocks to ppl or wat... lol..

By dragonfly212• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
dragonfly212

free shocks.. nice one shreeya

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By shreeya• 14 years 3 months ago.
shreeya

So, Guys and Gals....Bye

 

Going to corniche to give away some free shocks....

 

 

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By shreeya• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
shreeya

Lucky or Unlucky Charan....LOL

 

 

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By dragonfly212• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
dragonfly212

yes guys stay away from me next time dont shake hand or rubbin againts me. LOL, u dont want to get shocked!!!!

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By anonymous• 14 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Lucky I didn't touch you last thursday night :)

By ksarat16• 14 years 3 months ago.
ksarat16

Are you trying to warn us guys to stay away from you so as to not get shocked...LOL...you know thats kinda tough...lol..

By ksarat16• 14 years 3 months ago.
ksarat16

O come on Shreeya, I am sure we have the power to act as resistance for your charge when you enter the coffee shop...LOL...so next time you should join us for the quick outing...and atleast let me also vouch for you like GG...Lol...maine kya gunaah kiya hain...:(

By dragonfly212• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
dragonfly212

it happaned to me too againts the car, my hubby, or any object i touch sometime.

Everybody is right Everybody is wrong, it depend where we stand.

By harsha• 14 years 3 months ago.
harsha

u never attend ql gatherings.. y..? u r charged up or coz u may give a shock to every1... lol..

By owen• 14 years 3 months ago.
owen

City gal and shreeya.. sadly yes, i give it away hence the nick..

but just to hijack a lil bit.. you haven't dig yet the thread where darude admitted that he is a STALLION, reason why i call him by that nick.. lol.. 

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By shreeya• 14 years 3 months ago.
shreeya

That's the reason I never attend QL gatherings.. everyone will faint as soon as I enter the coffee shop......lol...Gypsy Girl can vouch for me....

 

 

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By ksarat16• 14 years 3 months ago.
ksarat16

Whats happening Jauntie, noone online I guess to keep a check on your naughtiness...eyyy girl...by the way, you were looking fabulously pretty last evening...omg what are you doing to stay so fit babe...?

 

And Shreeya, as for you, well, thats why you should take care and stop feeling always charged up...and give yourself a break...LOL>...

By tearstosmile• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
tearstosmile

u can try but conditional apply

By shreeya• 14 years 3 months ago.
shreeya

So, you are not that 'shocking'?

 

 

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By shreeya• 14 years 3 months ago.
shreeya

Naughty Jauntie....I am cotton freak...........

 

 

 

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By jauntie• 14 years 3 months ago.
jauntie

Have you tried changing from nylon knickers to cotton ones?

giggles and tee hee hee

 

Actually, if you have rubber soled shoes on that would maybe stop the static.  Not suggesting rubber pants! lol

By tearstosmile• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
tearstosmile

u can touch me. u will not feel any shoch when u touch me but i am sure after that

 

 

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By lovinni• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
lovinni

i can also feel electric shocks with my officemates after i came from my desk...so is this ESD also?

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By shreeya• 14 years 3 months ago.
shreeya

so, that's why Darude calls you Volta?....LOL

  

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By CityGal• 14 years 3 months ago.
CityGal

Thanks for the link.

By shreeya• 14 years 3 months ago.
shreeya

It doesn't Harsha...my husband and my son never give those currents, they only get it from me...

 

 

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By shreeya• 14 years 3 months ago.
shreeya

LOL...and sometimes those shocks are so strong that I feel a pain in my fingers....

 

 

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By harsha• 14 years 3 months ago.
harsha

it happens to almost every1..

By shaheen• 14 years 3 months ago.
shaheen

it happens to me too...

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By anonymous• 14 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

thank god..... i thought that i'm the only one  experincing such jerks...but in QL we have plenty

By shreeya• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
shreeya

Yes, that one I can say as I walk pretty faster than others ,taking small small steps. 

 

 

 

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By someonenew• 14 years 3 months ago.
someonenew

Everytime i get out of my car i try to close the door without touching the metal part coz most of the time i get a shock if i touch the metal part.

 Aparently it happens a lot with new cars i have heard but for me it happens a lot even though the car is not new...

By owen• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
owen

this reminds me how Darude nick me Volta.. http://www.qatarliving.com/node/18337 .. always happens to me up to now.. :P

 

http://www.qatarliving.com/node/12923 .. also some discussed it here.. it's a mystery.. :D

 

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By bakamuna• 14 years 3 months ago.
bakamuna

same here...i get out of my car.... and thats it..anything i touch i get the shock..... some times i close the door by pushing the window... Glass i dnt get shock.. but you have to see me shaking hands with some one immedietly after getting down the car... the guy goes wtf :) hehe

By harsha• 14 years 3 months ago.
harsha

it happened to me a couple of times when i get down of my car.. or i touch someone.. escalators.. lol... i know its static charge.. so never bothered to think much about it...

By Living_in_Qatar• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Living_in_Qatar

 

 

Its coz you get charged up very soon....

 

Electro static discharge (ESD) ...when you walk , / run/ or any activity ..ur body get charged and it tries to discharge them when you have a contact with another conducting medium...

 

its quite often and natural...

 

And why others dont feel it ....may b coz..your style of walking/doing the things are different as compared to them...

 

for eg..a person who takes long steps get less charged as compared to a person who take short steps...

 

hope its clear... 

By CityGal• 14 years 3 months ago.
CityGal

I always thought I'm the only one..Everytime when I touch the shopping cart, body of my car and unfortunately my DH everytime when we walk side by side....:((

 

I guess its something to do with metal or aluminium object but my DH? Not sure...

 

By qatexpat• 14 years 3 months ago.
qatexpat

People always give me strange looks as I get out of my car and close the door and jerk like a jerk ! Little do they know that I get "shocked" every time I touch my car after I get out of it. Never when I get into the car though.

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