Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Great Moments in Idiocy Vol. 1: A Battery of Problems

One afternoon three years ago, I learned a valuable lesson on reasons not to put loose AA batteries in your pocket after changing them in your portable CD player. As I sat down to return to work after lunch, I felt a persistent and ever-increasing burning sensation in my right pocket. Perplexed by this, I stood up immediately to find that the loose batteries had arranged themselves end to end in my pocket, reacting with loose change I had, which was now red hot!


Randy said...

That was a clear infraction of NestlĂ©’s Hot Pockets trademark. You’re lucky NestlĂ© didn’t literally sue the pants off of you.

Pat said...

I should have let it go a little longer so I could've gone home early. "The batteries in my pocket burned my leg! If I had an office and made more money this never would have happened...." (blank stares from boss)