Crane Humidifiers: not scared of futureworld

Long story short, my Hello Kitty humidifier kicked it. I emailed the company asking for a replacement, and they said sure — all I have to do is cut off the cord to the humidifier and send it to them (to protect them from scammers, I imagine). I emailed back and asked if I could take a video of me cutting off the cord, instead of having to buy a mailer, pay for postage, and hardest of all: lug my baby through the sloshy streets to the post office.

I figured there was about a 25% chance of them saying yes. If I was right that they wanted the cord as proof that the humidifier was not going to be used again, a video should do it. That being said, I could imagine a company having a rigid policy that didn’t allow for anything but what they’d stipulated. Or they required the cord for some other reason.

I was pleased to get a response saying they’d be happy to accept a video, as long as I made sure the whole humidifier was in the shot. Easy peasy with my Mac computer. 80 is napping, so I just shot the video, edited out the end where I lunge for the pause button (once an AV geek, always an AV geek), uploaded it to Youtube for your enjoyment, and blogged this all in about 15 minutes.

7 Responses to “Crane Humidifiers: not scared of futureworld”

  1. E says:

    Oh man, wish we’d thought of this when our Steam Kitty kicked it!

  2. Kjerste says:

    “Or they required the cord for some other reason.”

    This line made me think of the classic fairy tale belief that the essence of a person was concentrated in their lungs and liver. Perhaps the essence of the humidifier is in its cord . . .

  3. Laura says:

    That’s awesome! Way to be creative.

  4. Stef says:

    That was a beautiful sacrifice. How long did your crane humidifier last? I bought a frog one for Ollie’s room a long, long time ago, but it only lasted about 3-5 months before it kicked it. Meijer in Champaign took it back for me, then I bought an ugly vick’s one that won’t die.

  5. sunday says:

    It was about two months before it started making strange noises, and a few more before it died completely. Sounds like they’re maybe not made real well.

    I would much prefer having a humidifier that doesn’t require the effort to replace it, although I really REALLY like having Hello Kitty in the house.

  6. Stef says:

    I hear you, Hello Kitty is much cuter than Vick’s. Maybe get a Hello Kitty toaster, and you can have her cute little face on all of your toast?

  7. allison says:

    this is a near-perfect representation of everything i adore about you.

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