ceiling grid completing circuit

The wiring in this house was a mess.

Comment should be something along the lines of:

“Really? Do I need to explain this?”

Include this in report.

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That was good.

What in the wild blue fu…?

The recessed florescent light fixture was attached to the ceiling grid frame, ( this type of installation is no longer allowed) at least in commercial spaces, The pin on the end of the florescent tube was in contact with the ceiling grid, completing the circuit thru the grid, when I tried to install to the actual fixture it would not light. Yes I know I should not have touched it, but I just needed to know.