Saturday, November 4, 2017

APPLIANCE: Shouldn't be this tricky

I bought a new lamp the other day and was eager to see how much better my office would look with a brighter bulb. But first I had to unwrap the power cord, which was not a simple matter. First I had to remove the tiny white elastic string holding it to the lamp socket. Then I tore off the cardboard label and peeled off the super-sticky multilingual safety warning wrapped around the bundled-up cord. Underneath were three very tight zip ties (not simple twist ties, mind you) holding the bundle together. I had to find a penknife and gingerly saw through the zip ties without nicking the power cord. I can't imagine someone with vision problems or arthritis being able to manage without assistance.

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