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Critical Sense Detector
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This machine is subject to breakdowns during
periods of critical need.
A special circuit in the machine called a
'critical detector' senses the operator's emotional
state in terms of how desperate he or she is to
use the machine. The 'critical detector' then creates
a malfunction proportional to the desperation of the
operator. Threatening the machine with violence only
aggrevates the situation. Likewise, attempts. to use
another machine may cause it to also malfunction. They
belong to the same union. Keep cool and say nice things
to the machine, because nothing else seems to work.....