Jeremy just had a birthday which marked his passage into extreme old age. In order to combat the effects of extreme old age I presented him with this, a model of the COMM/door chime from Star Trek. We are having quite a lot of fun with the COMM in spite of the fact that according to the packaging, it is not a toy.
There is one downfall to the new fun non-toy. Every time it makes the door swish, which is pretty often, I look up in expectation of seeing someone walking around the corner. I have been trained (thanks to ST:TOS) that hearing the door swooshy noise equals new person in the room. I have been in a state of confusion and low level irritation for the last week because the door swooshy noise has yet to yield even a single new person.
The obvious lesson here is that we can no longer buy fun presents, toys or otherwise, to help combat Jeremy’s old age. Isn’t that what you came up with too?