Filed under: General Peevery | Tags: annoying, beer belly, diets suck! I want real food, drive me up the wall, food, fridge, fridge alarm, grating, low tire pressure, nervous breakdown, peeve, pet peeves, possible uses for a fridge alarm, sarcastic, step away fatty, vent, yahoo news
While I was checking my email earlier, an interesting picture pops up in the news section of Yahoo!.
Underneath the image is the tagline: Do You Know What This Symbol Means?
Back when we got our new-fangled side-by-side refrigerator with the water and ice on the front, we noticed there was a light labeled “Door Alarm” right next to the Snoopy Snow Cone Maker ice setting.
Mr. Peeved: Door alarm?
Peeved: What? Where?
Mr. Peeved: What’s the alarm for?
Peeved: I don’t know, maybe you can set it so that if someone opens the fridge after midnight an alarm sounds.
Mr. Peeved: Hah! That would be great.
Peeved: Yeah, I have a feeling it wouldn’t take you long to disarm it.
Mr. Peeved: Do you think we could set it so that when your mom comes over on Sunday, if she tries to drink more than two of my beers it goes off? [It’s dry on Sunday here in the bible belt.]
Peeved: Hmm, that would be good. Think we could set it so that if someone puts the milk or OJ back in the fridge with enough for only two sips left, it goes off?
Mr. Peeved: Maybe. Think we could set it so that if the kids come in and open the door and just stare in there for five minutes even though they aren’t hungry, it goes off?
Peeved: Ideal! I bet that’s what it’s for.
Mr. Peeved: Well, check the manual. [Because, of course, it is against Man Law to open an appliance manual.]
Peeved: Yep, that’s what it’s for. ‘Alarm will sound if door is accidentally left open for more than five minutes.’
Maybe it was that conversation, or the fact that I was eating my rabbit food very healthy lunch at the time that it appeared on my screen. But, I swear, the only meaning I could come up with was: Lay off the Fritos, Fatass!
Which, would have been the equivalent of making this snarky fridge can into a symbol to accompany the fridge alarm. Blaring bells and a blinking beer belly that would accost you every time you opened the door and took out something unhealthy.
Can you see it now?
As it turns out, this is not what the symbol is supposed to imply. In fact, this little sign is supposed to be so universal that anyone could recognize it as the “idiot-proof” message for: your tire pressure is low.
Well, we all know there is no such thing as idiot-proof. It’s time to make that hypothesis a theory.
At least I don’t feel too bad — 46% percent of drivers couldn’t tell what it was either and one has to assume those dumbasses knew it was displayed on the dashboard.
For those of you with nothing better to do, the full article is here.
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