It’s the 1980s, and the company that pilot fish works for gets its backup power from a system that uses multiple motorcycle batteries. It can provide power to the company’s computers for hours.

Which is certainly great, but there’s a design flaw: An important switch panel is mounted on the inside of the battery’s frame, and can be reached only by carefully sliding a narrow tool past the exposed terminals.

Comes a day when everyone in the office hears a loud “ZAP!” coming from the tech room, followed by an equally loud screech. They all run to see what has happened, and fish arrives on the scene just in time to hear the recently hired tech guy say to the company’s experienced tech guru, “I thought you said the batteries didn’t have any power left in them!”

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