Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Giving the Smoke Alarm The Bird

Hey Birders: identify this bird's song.
I know that smoke alarms exist for our safety. I understand they are invaluable and save many many lives and blah blah blah. But my smoke alarm makes me angry. The thing is positioned in such a way that any (and I mean ANY) smoke or fumes caused by my cooking in my open kitchen sets the puppy off. It's annoying and disruptive, the exhaust fan has no discernible effect, and it always makes me want to unceremoniously knock the thing off the ceiling with a baseball bat.

Feeling that way every night while making dinner isn't so good (ok, yes, perhaps I shouldn't make quite so much smoke and fumes? Maybe cook with less gusto?). Then I saw this absolutely adorable Chick A Dee smoke alarm. Rather than looking like a white disk containing apparently radioactive materials, it looks like a white radioactive birdie. What an improvement. It also appears to be movable. What a novel concept. This is such a cute and practical housewarming gift. It screams: I value your safety, but honor your style, too. And if the giftee hails from Portland, well, you just put a bird on it.

Find this smokin' Chick A Dee at A Plus R.

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