Oh, I fully agree with them. If yOu really wanted to you could have used your refrigerator for parts to convert your bathtub into a steam-boiler. Then you could hav. stolen the dynamoes and batteries from half a dozen cars and rigged them up as a current buffer between your computer and steam-generator. Next, you'd just have to chop up some furniture and maybe a door or two for fuel, then you can set any younger siblings to stoke the boiler (if you don't have any younger siblings nearby, just steal a small kid or two from your neighbours. They'll do almost as well once you've put the fear of you into them.) Then it's just a simple matter of selling your soul (and that of any firstborn child, partner in marriage or parental units) to Dread Lord Ampere, archdemon of electricity, and try to explain to your insurance company why your house caught fire from a jury-rigged steam engine in your bathroom.Context
is resourceful to a rather scary degree.