Re: Urban folklore

C. Sawin-Wilson (csawin@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Fri, 1 Dec 1995 11:34:09 -0800

I've heard the same exact story in the US, except it pertained to a cat!
Carolyn Sawin-Wilson

On Thu, 1 Dec 1994, vivian avenstrup wrote:

> >Date: Thu, 1 Dec 1994 14:17:33 +0100
> >To:anthro-list
> > (vivian avenstrup)
> >Subject:Re: Urban folklore
> >
> >- 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