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||You'll aggravate the fire by setting off the hand-driers.
||//You'll aggravate the fire by setting off the hand-
I like the causation implied here;
i.e. that a smoke alarm going off causes things to
burst into flames
||In that case, we commend to you our innovative Fire Alarm <link>.
||Nice. As I have argued before (see link), the flaw
with all fire alarms is that you don't know they're
not working properly until your building burns to
ground with no alarm going off, and thus the only
safe kind of alarm would be one which sounds
continuously, *except* when there is a fire. Thus,
this case your building would be full of the sound
cackling maniacal laughter all the time, except
on fire - which coincidentally is how I imagine
[8th]'s place of work to be.
||The cackling maniacal laughter gets louder when there's a fire, often accompanied by MUHWHAHAHAHAHAs and hiccuping.