Every morning while I dry my hair, I notice the tag on the hairdryer cord that reads:
WARN CHILDREN OF THE RISK OF DEATH BY ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE THIS TAG
- Why the quotation marks? Is this a well-known saying? The Conair motto? Is it an alleged premise? I imagine some hairdryer exec winking while making the little ironic finger quotes.
- What a macabre thing to say to a child. “Gather around, little ones, and let grandma tell you of all the horrid ways you could die in a freak accident in the home.”
- Who is my appliance to tell me what I can or cannot do? Every morning I consider rebelling and removing the tag, but then what would I read while I dried my hair?