||[Jan. 13th, 2006|10:47 pm]
Dear makers of my carbon monoxide alarm,
Whichever of your engineers thought that requiring a screwdriver to open the battery container on your device while it was emitting beeping loud enough to be painful from the other side of the house, let alone when you're holding it, needs to be fired. Yesterday. The day before that. If possible, fire him before he comes up with it and give me back the last three and a half hours of my life. I would like to enlighten you to something. A large number of people out there are not organized enough to know where their wallets are when they're in their house, let alone their screwdrivers. I understand that I may have had some options for creativity in figuring out how to get your Satan-spawn of a device open, but my fingers sure as hell didn't work and I was having a hard time thinking of anything more complicated than applying a rock to it due to the beeping. I must say, however, I'm impressed. You did manage to discover the ideal length of time between beeps so that when I began to start thinking, I managed to build up a little steam, get going somewhere at a decent rate, and then - BAM! My train of thought crashed into a brick wall in a comparable fashion to Wile E. Coyote with a rocket launcher strapped to his back. I suggest you apply that knowledge to other uses, perhaps military, instead of inflicting them on helpless consumers.