It seems like those moments when you’re trying to impress someone that the most humiliating events occur. Once in a class debate, after verbally chastising my opponent, I congratulated him on his “effort” to which he replied, “I couldn’t concentrate on your arguments because your fly was open.” I tried to impress a boy at the pool by doing a spectacular dive in which I lost the top half of my swimsuit. And while entertaining at a party, I slammed into a patio heater and almost set the yard on fire. Not entirely my fault, however, as the heater literally blended in with its surroundings. If you’re going to have a fire hazard in your yard, I think it should stand out more, like those yellow wet floor signs.
Take, for instance, this Orange Powder Coated Patio Heater. Bright orange, easily noticeable, and it’s propane. I don’t know about you, but the big down side to electric patio heaters is that cord. People, children, or dogs can easily trip or chew (the dogs that is, hopefully not your friends) on that cord causing all kinds of harm. Propane patio heaters are self-contained leaving no cord or wire hazards.
The bright orange is noticeable, so it lessens the chance of you barreling into it, plus if you live in an area where there’s a lot of hunting, the bright orange will protect you from the hunters. I know a friend of mine had a ceramic deer in her yard as lawn decoration, but when hunting season came along, it looked like someone had mowed it down with a machine gun. Now she just keeps gnomes.
All in all, I think this is a better way to go if you’re going to have a patio heater, especially if you have friends as graceful as I.
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