• But before any of the small appliances who may be listening to this tale should begin to think that they might do the same thing, let them be warned: ELECTRICITY IS VERY DANGEROUS. Never play with old batteries! Never put your plug in a strange socket! And if you are in any doubt about the voltage of the current where you are living, ask a major appliance.

    Thomas M. Disch (1986). “The brave little toaster: a bedtime story for small appliances”, Doubleday Books for Young Readers