June 28, 2004
Posted by scott at June 28, 2004 03:40 PM
In doing some research for an upcoming encounter (working title: "How to Turn your Tabletop Grill into an F-16 Exhaust Pipe"), I stumbled onto this extremely helpful tip from our government:
CPSC Warns -- Never Use Charcoal Grills Indoors
I'm not sure what's worse... the warning itself, or that it was issued for a reason.
Here's your sign...
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I'd be willing to bet that "for a reason" is the operative term here. Every single hazardous warning on things like ladders, hairdryers, and grills is there because some booger-eatin moron had no common sense, got hurt, and decided to SUE somebody..preferably with deep pockets.
I keep saying "Death by Stupidity" should be a valid death certificate entry, but nobody listens...
We had a huge influx of Cambodian "boat people" in the mid-seventies. When the weather got cold, they brought in the hibachi's and lit them up. People died. It still happens once or twice a year.