"Grounded" Electricity Well I've checked a few sites for the answer but I still don't seem to understand the grounding as well as I'd like to. I understand that it literally means a wire that goes into the dirt. What I don't understand is where the electrons go after that. Or what they are doing in a socket before you plug something in. Lets say we were talking about water. If you "grounded" water, it would just sit there and get soaked up and eventually go away. When you arn't using a spicket, the water is sitting there waiting to be used. But before you plug something in, is the electricity sitting there at the end of the wire or is it moving elsewhere? Thanks.