A few weeks ago we had a wet morning and I leaned over to turn off the hot wire in my vegetable garden and held on to the metal hose post so I wouldn't slip. The box and the wet metal post created a perfect opportunity to shock the bejeezus out of me. I don't think I will ever forget that feeling.
Dang, it's always funnier than heck when someone else gets zapped.
I got shocked several times over the course of one day while cleaning out waterers in paddocks when I was young. I scooped the water out away from me, toward the electric fence, and the electricity would travel up the water to my wet (and very cold - it was winter) hands. Holy cow, did that hurt! Dang, I was a slow learner that day...
Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom
I had what I hope is my one and only encounter with wire. I was doing carrot stretches with my horse and took a step back, and the back of my head hit the wire. Zapped me so hard I dropped the carrots I was holding...ouch!
It had just rained and it was muddy and slippery outside, so of course, I leaned through the fence to do something??. Next thing I know I was slipping and hit my lip on the electric fence on the way down. So not only did I feel like I got kicked in the face by a mule, I was covered in mud as well...sigh
“While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” Mark Twain
I have been shocked a couple of times, but the worst was when I touched a large metal gate with both hands, thinking I could reach over and unhook the electric strand strung across the inside. Yea, the wire was actually touching the gate.
Worst one I ever had was when I went to put a mare back in her pasture (I hadn't brought her up). It was dark and raining. I opened the gate, took one step through, and bam!!! woke up flat on my back several feet away. Some one had put a hot wire across the gate and not told me. I walked right into it with my forehead while my feet were in a puddle. I never realized they were strong enough to toss you!!!
I better knock on wood because I've been around electric fences for as long as I can remember and have yet to get zapped! Then again I always ask if the fence is on, and I'm little so I can easily army-crawl under the bottom strand without worrying about touching it.