Re: Urban folklore

vivian avenstrup (avenstrup@SIGMA.OU.DK)
Thu, 1 Dec 1994 14:21:33 +0100

>- another story-contribution!
>Appx. 4 or 5 years ago, I picked up the following story in Norway:
>"An elderly lady used to put her dog (poodle?) in the oven, to warm up/ dry
>off after walks/ baths. (Door of the oven open...) She tried doing the same
>thing when she got a microwave, only with the door closed, of course. The dog
>was no longer a dog - to put it nicely - and she sued the microwave-company -
>and WON, as they had not stated in the instruction-manual that one cannot put
>animals into the m.w.o. and expect them to come out alive."
>What I find most interesting about this story, is the emphasis on the
>court-case. To me, it shows the Norwegian (Scandinavian) attitude to the fact
>that one can sue and win the most unlikely cases in the U.S.A.! We find it
>very strange, and a waste of otherwise good time! (Can be entertaining enough
>to hear about, though!!)
>- new on the list. Hi, everybody!
>Vivian Avenstrup