So the maintenance crew at the factory I work at was doing some electrical work by my station. The head of maintenance was explaining to me why I should not touch the exposed wiring and connections. He then goes off to explain exactly how and why I will die if I do so. All I could think was, if this was a movie or a book his detailed explanation would be some serious Chekhov’s Gun shit. “Like is this that important? Is this plot point gonna come back around at some point?”
I learned that trying to explain the concept of “Chekhov’s Gun” at work is a futile effort.
"Is it a nice gun?"
"How big is it?"
"How much ammo does it hold?"