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And something to laugh about.

Today a shipment of Moose arrived at the shop. Moose that sing Jingle Bells and light up and dance a little. They are cute, but the directions were hilarious. I thought I would share. My guess is they were translated from Japanese or something, but someone without a true grasp of how people talk.

But then, they are directions. Read them out loud in a 1950’s instructional film voice, you’ll laugh harder.

1. The battery compartment is on the back. 2. Need 2 AA 1.5V batteries. (Don’t directions usually stop with the letter size without going into voltage?) 3. Open or Close the cap of the battery compartment and insert the batteries in the correct polarity. (Open or Close? Open OR Close? Don’t you know instruction writer, whether or not to open OR close the compartment in order to get a battery into it? And “Polarity” I know that means the plus and minus side, but again, it sounds so formal.) 4. When the switch is in the “On” position and when activated by pressing the left hand, it will sing and dance to music, and the lights will light up fiber optical designs and antlers, also will show 4-5 different effect. (hee hee hee) 5. Don’t put too much force on the antlers.


1. Do not mix old and new batteries. Do not mix alkaline standard or rechargeable batteries. 2. Exhausted batteries must be removed from the battery compartment. (EXHAUSTED BATTERIES!?!?! Whew, I’m one tuckered out little AA 1.5V battery, take over for me. Please?_ 3. The battery terminals are not to be short circuited. 4. Non-rechargable batteries are not to be recharged. 5. Different types of batteries or new and used batteries are not to be mixed. (I think the writer is a little xenophobic. Again, you gotta keep em separated.) 6. The packaging instruction sheet has to be kept since it contains important information.

Warning: For decorative only. This item is not intended to be used as toy. Not for use in play by children. Keep out of reach of children.

Wait! Is this thing I took home in my pocket the “Packaging Instruction Sheet”? Cause it is home and not with the product. I giggled.

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