It’s been a while since I posted any ROT letters on AGH, so here are some of my own personal favourites. The ROT and its origins are explained here. The archived list of ROT letters can be found here.
To: Various Electrical companies / Ireland
Just a quick question for you . I’m hoping someone there can sort this out for me once and for all.
Are there any dangers/health risks I should be aware of as a result of wearing underpants which I have dried in one of your Microwaves?
Your ‘*****’ model to be more specific.
My brother keeps laughing at me and calling me Chernobyl-Anus! I only did it twice but he said ‘once is all it takes!’.
I really just want to put my mind at ease and have something concrete to defend against my brother and his mocking.
The two best replies i got for this were from Daewoo Electronics and SANYO Ireland. These are shown below, as ar my re-replies to each reply.
Reply 1 > From: Daewoo Electronics Sales UK Ltd
I have never received such a strange e-mail question concerning our microwave ovens before.
I can confirm that your health is not at risk BUT I would not advise you to dry your “underpantsâ€? in the microwave in future, as the microwave oven is not designed for this purpose. Only use the microwave oven for the purpose it has been designed for i.e. cooking and defrosting of food/beverages.
For and on behalf of
Daewoo Electronics Sales UK Ltd
P.S. On a light-hearted note you may be interested to read the reply I received from our Senior Engineer regarding your query: “May I suggest that he obtains a Giga-counter and checks the amount of radiation in his underpants because anything above a reading of 5, could damage his balls!!!â€?
(This would be quite funny BUT he has not realised that you are a lady!!)
My re-reply went as follows: (more…)