I was in the kitchen straightening the curtains by the kitchen table when I saw this outlet (the top one).
Why is that surprising?
About 7 or 8 years ago I was miffed that the house didn’t come with an outlet on that wall. I bought a box, an outlet, and some wiring and tapped power from the outlet in the storage room on the opposite side of the wall. I installed the outlet in the picture (bottom). I could then plug in a laptop to read the news over morning breakfast. This is also a convenient place for a CO detector. Gotta be safe.
So today, while straightening the curtains, I saw the top outlet. “Floyd,” I said, “has this always been here?”
After more than 10 years of living here, no one knew there was an outlet there. We had a good laugh.