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Emergency Lever for Paper Shredder

"Oh Dear, I seem to be about to die."
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In my brother's broken down car, he calls the handbrake the "Oh Shit" lever. That's because in any sort of high-speed emergency, it is easy to find that rather large handle and pull it like it's going to suddenly make the car fly out of danger.

Say your tie/hair/sleeve gets caught in a paper shredder. When faced with imminent bodily shredding, you're not going to want read every button and see which one says "cancel." You're going to shout out "OHSHIT!" and start slapping buttons, most likely the one labeled "shred faster and with the sound of a rusty chainsaw."

With a cancel lever, even the most easily frightened person will figure out that the giant, black and yellow striped lever with "cancel" in white letters on it is a good bet.

notmarkflynn, Jan 04 2006

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       Impeccably timed.
Yarr, Jan 04 2006
  

       great!   

         

       OHSHIT, I've wet meelf   

         

       laughing
po, Jan 04 2006
  

       Would this have anything to o with me? :)   

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DesertFox, Jan 04 2006
  

       + funny. and like Yarr said very well timed. notice you are already dishing out advice to newbies!   

       they grow up so quick these days. the policemen just seem....
rainbow, Jan 04 2006
  

       Who's meelf?
shapu, Jan 04 2006
  

       whose elf?
rainbow, Jan 04 2006
  

       Mine. Excuse the mess, he can't help it when he gets excited.
Yarr, Jan 04 2006
  
      
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