Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Cycle Fridge

You have to cycle a certain amount to open the fridge
 
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Wee Mad Arthur's time delay fridge made me think of this. Connect an exercise bike (or some other exercise machine) to the fridge. If you want to open the fridge, you have to ride X miles on the bike. How long that takes and who does the pedaling is up to you, but you have to go the distance, which you lock into the system a week in advance. You would be able to ride extra miles that would allow you to open the fridge several times later -- you could, for example, get in one good bout of exercise in the morning and then use the fridge normally for the rest of the day.
horripilation, Nov 26 2002

Sounds like you'll need one of these http://www.bikemotor.com/images/49cu.jpg
[General Washington, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Some thoughts on a similar matter http://www.halfbake...0incentive_20device
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       but I only want a drop of milk :(
po, Nov 26 2002
  

       You should have said po i would have brought a udder one
skinflaps, Nov 26 2002
  

       [po] "but I only want a drop of milk"   

       Ride. It will be good for you. An hour's ride in the morning -- depending on how you set it -- might let you open the fridge as much as you like for the rest of the day.
horripilation, Nov 26 2002
  

       can I somehow build up a credit/debit account? get my milk - am in a rush in the morning - promise to cycle 5 miles in the evening - is that OK?
po, Nov 26 2002
  

       No, dear. Soon you'd be in debt to the tune of thousands of drops of milk (which I'm sure is a very pretty tune, but) and the fridge would have to send someone to collect.
horripilation, Nov 26 2002
  

       I will pay next week - promise.
po, Nov 26 2002
  

       [waugsqueke] "I just ran 15K..."   

       It's obviously not for people who can and will go out and run 15K, it's for fat bastards who can't go 15 minutes without eating and need to be forced (to force themselves, really) to exercise: cycle or the fridge stays closed.
horripilation, Nov 26 2002
  

       Well, I suppose it could be adapted.
horripilation, Nov 26 2002
  
      
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