To the manufacturers of Igloo coolers:
Although I've found your cooler (model "Igloo Cool 16") does a perfectly adequate job at keeping food cool, yesterday I discovered it to be less than satisfactory at performing another task, namely, substituting for the human finger at pressing elevator buttons. No matter how precisely I tried to maneuver the corner of your cooler, I could not help but pressing the buttons for at least two floors, whereas, even after a long night at B-61, I have always managed to hit at most one button with my finger. (Granted, sometimes I have hit somewhat less than one button, but that is a relatively minor a problem, as I then have the chance to try again. By the third attempt I'm always good to go.)
If your fine company could see fit to build a model with little finger-shaped corners, it would be most appreciated. Do let me know -- I'd be happy to beta test for you.
I sent this to Igloo today -- I'll let you know what they have to say.
UPDATE: A nice lady named Sue has written to say she plans to "pass along" my comments. I respond:
Thanks for taking the time to consider my suggestion. It occurs to me that it might be thought absurd to fit little fingers onto the corners of your product just to press elevator buttons. But I assure you that the fingers, once in place, would find many other uses. For instance, let's say you're at a ballgame and want to poke the person in front of you in the ticket line but both of your hands are full -- just use the corner of your Igloo cooler! Your coolers would even become useful as an "adult" toy -- I don't think the current, nascent state of our relationship, however cordial it may be, permits me to add further details on this point, but I'm sure you can figure it out for yourself.
I hope the above clarifications help speed my idea to your R&D department!
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