Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I would call this a defective product

It never fails to amaze me how some products just don't function the way that they should. Here's one example. We recently bought a dry erase board so that we could mount it to our door (made of metal) and write down important things (like "we need toilet paper" or "give Randy the keys"). The board we ordered even came with a couple of markers, some handy magnets for posting notes, and with magnets mounted to the back so that it would easily attach to a metal surface--like the kitchen door. The problem is, the magnets aren't strong enough to support the board when the door opens and closes, so, when you close the door, it collapses to the floor. How difficult would it have been to have provided some stronger magnets with the board, thus alleviating this problem? I'm thinking the same thing would occur had it been attached to a fridge as the door opens and closes on the fridge as well. Who actually tests these products?

I'm not actually trying to hang a piano from the door, for cryin' out loud. Just a dry erase board that weighs less than a pound. But what do I know? Maybe it's designed to collapse to the floor so that someone will actually notice the board, and then maybe notice what has been scrawled on it...

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