I didn't even know there was such a thing as a doorknob guard.
Another parent thing.. It prevents toddlers and young kids from being able to turn the knob. You can see the exposed hole on the side? There's one on the opposite side too and you have to get a finger through each to grip the knob.
Basically, childproof cap for doors. :)
We have these...for our cats.
That's both frightening and amazing! :)
One of them is a half-Bengal of what we think is not more than a few generations removed from a felid ancestor, since she looks and acts only marginally like a domestic cat. She has extra digits that she uses as functional thumbs (we have photos of her using them that way) and, judging by the children's educational toys she can manipulate and puzzles she can solve, is probably about as intelligent as six or seven year old child (although 'intelligent' is a loaded and fuzzy word). She's kind of scary. It's for her sake that I cleaned Toys R Us out of child-safety devices. It's a by-product of our alien cat that our house is safe for small children. :-P
Well, if a square peg can't fit in a round hole... how about a squishy sock?
Makes perfect sense to me! XD
It makes for a good story, if nothing else!
I had no idea there were such things as doorknob guards. Thusly I just assumed it WAS some kind of sock holder.
I was going to mock you for postulating such an odd product idea. Then I thought about all the products I've seen in the big box discount stores and on TV... and, yeah, they are that silly.
You may have a future inventing telemarketing products! (...sorry?)
I have often regretted not founding JML. The guy who did makes a fortune selling rebadged tat from China :D
The JML Magic Carpet...it's like a carpet..but...not.
Heck, I don't even have children and I find myself often saying things like that.
It needed to go there!
The doorknob was hungry.
I remember a routine that Bill Cosby used to do where he explained that parents with only one child are not really parents since if anything is ever broken in the house, you automatically know who it was that did it.
Yep. Well, we're working on that, but the second one is still just at the crawling stage so I eliminated her as a suspect. :)
Boy, she is barely walking and already has you fooled.
Well, IMO, the 4 year old is deciding to get a jump start on his college dorm room experience with Trophies!
OTOH, it could just be that I watch too much CSI. At least they aren't condoms.
2012-02-20 06:42 pm (UTC)
Heh. In my dorm people used that as a signal to their roommate that they shouldn't enter because...amorous activities were going on inside.
Not surprising, but it works well when combined with discussion that it's a signal first.
2012-02-20 07:36 pm (UTC)
We have the same one!
But alas, no socks. :)
Oh man I cannot wait till the next time I am at the same con as you. >:)
*laughs* Totally not where I thought that post was going...
I am a bad person, but boy can I entertain myself :P