In a relentless commitment to enhance the life of you, my dear maxgrace.com reader, I came across the ThinkGeek Annoy-a-tron, and my mind is racing at its multiple applications. And also how it could get you into a lot of trouble, and perhaps in the national news as surly looking federal agents haul you off to prison.
What is the Annoy-a-tron, you ask?
It’s a beeper. It beeps at random intervals. That’s all.
Pick someone who needs tormenting. Hide it in his or her: office, bedroom, kitchen, or car.
The randomness is pure genius. When your victim begins looking for “whatever the heck is making that beeping noise,” she won’t be able to PREDICT when the next beep will come. That’s because the interval varies from 2 to 8 minutes. Unbelievable! The work of an evil mastermind!
The Annoy-a-tron is brilliant. And it’s oh-so-affordable at only$9.99 plus shipping, handling, and maybe tax. Wow! Is that a bargain, or what?
It even has a built-in magnet to make hiding it easier.
A couple of months ago, some guys got in a lot of trouble for an advertising stunt. They put electronic-looking boxes all over New York, to promote a new movie. Not funny, in our post-9/11 age of anxiety. Lots of people thought they were something dangerous. False alarm. Bad, bad promoters.
But the Annoy-a-tron is different. It isn’t promoting anything. It’s just for fun. Surely our federal agents would appreciate the humor of it after they’re done evacuating the building and you tell them it was just an Annoy-a-tron. “Oh,” they would laugh as they slapped their thighs. “Just an Annoy-a-tron. Nice. Back to work everybody.”
Laughing at others is good for you, like the Bible says:
“A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22, NKJV.
Just don’t hide one on my pulpit. That wouldn’t be funny.
LATE NOTICE: My wife/attorney just read this post. She says that it’s not funny and I have to say THE USE OF AN ANNOY-A-TRON COULD GET YOU IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW, AND DON’T DO IT, AND ESPECIALLY DON’T DO IT AROUND ANYBODY WHO MIGHT HAVE ‘FEDERAL’ IN ANY PART OF HIS/HER TITLE. Here’s a picture of my attorney:
As Mick Silva writes, “Bachelors have consciences. Married men have wives.”
What might you (or someone you know) do with an Annoy-a-tron? Leave a comment…