g-force, after many months, i'm of the opinion that its really the outlet that causes the problem. well, that and poor design of the notebook and the power brick. i had this problem, wut 8 months ago now, and since then i've been plugging into many different outlets with my computer. 2 places consistently shocked me, and really, it wasnt anything like carpeted floors, metal tables or what not causing it. i think the outlet just gives out a little more electricity than it should, whether its because its not properly grounded or not i dont know. i would have thought the notebook's power brick would take care of any extraneous electricity, but apparently not. thankfully, where i am now, i can use the computer without problems. try other outlets and see if it continues. go to a friend's house or something and test it out.
if you have to use the notebook in that place, perhaps try getting one of those lightning protected multi plugs and see if it helps at all. hopefully this will help more ppl who are having this problem and think its a problem with their notebook.