Originally Posted by shlver
IT depends on what kind of answer you seek. Your answer is basically useless. If OP wants to actually get into properties of metals and atomic orbitals, then he might want that answer and that requires some reading; not just "static builds up because the carpet charges you and you get electric shocked."
Well, a question that was posed didn't really specify how detailed he wanted the question answered. I gave him my knowledge on the topic and was trying to be helpful. He asked a basic question and I gave him a basic answer.