I put up some crappy flashing Christmas lights at work a few days ago …..
Random Woman: Have you asked everyone to make sure they are not epileptic? They could be sensitive to these lights.
Me: <blank stare>
Random Woman: I'm actually serious.
Me: <incredulous blank stare>
Random Woman: I mean, how would you feel if someone had a fit right in front of you? Would you know what to do?
Me: Yes I would actually.
Random Woman: Oh, well, you might want to send an email to everyone on this floor just to make sure.
Random Woman: Ok! Thanks! Seeeeeeya!
Me: umm, yeaaah.
So, I googled it. Natch. The British Epilepsy Association had this to say about Flashing Christmas tree lights:
These lights should comply with health and safety regulations before going on sale. The lights should not, therefore, flicker at a rate which could trigger seizures in the vast majority of people with photosensitive epilepsy.
But wait, what if you have a strong allergic reaction to dipshits with nothing better to do than to go around sprouting crap? WHAT SHOULD I DO! I'm starting to hyperventilate over here! I'm COMING OUT IN A RASH!!!!1!1!!! I think I'm gonna have to WASTE someone!