Well, Albert, here is the answer: Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge.
For modeling the effect of static discharge on sensitive electronic devices, a human being is represented as a capacitor of 100 picofarads, charged to a voltage of 4,000 to 35,000 volts.
If perchance, you are still having a little trouble understanding this concept, then the next photo will clarify the situation, so it will.
Now, Albert do you understand?