Thursday, November 16, 2006

Newsflash: Local boy patents process for loading a dishwasher!

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov 16, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- You've seen it before and we know we'll see it again. Can the US Patent Office get any worse? Though this reporter thinks there is no harm/no foul this time around. The latest *patent fiasco* involves a local Palo Alto boy, Timmy Doright, who noticed that people at office where he interned seem to get lazier and lazier about putting dishes in the dishwasher and instead put them in the sink for other people to deal with. He thought *how rude!*and came up with an idea. Searching through the US Patent Office's archives, he noticed that no one had patented the process of putting soiled coffee mugs, crumby plates or other food/drink-stained eating instruments. So he filed and now a process for loading soiled eating insturments into a dishwasher is patent-pending.

When interviewed, Mr. Doright said, "My intention is not to make any money off of this process...but, gee, that sure would be awesome. I'm just tired of putting other people's plates and cups into a dishwasher. I mean...I'm busy, too. Why can't they go the next step and put it in the dishwasher. It's right there? I just don't get it. So now that I've got this patent-thingy, I think more people will read about this, realize that they are doing this and stop!"

According to Susan "Coffee" Craver, of Menlo Park, a co-worker of Timmy's, "I do this all the time. I know it is bad. But I can't help myself. My biggest fear is that a colleague will catch me in the act and call me on it. From now on, I'll be more diligent about putitng my soiled mugs in the dishwasher. I have Timmy Doright to thank for that."

Is Timmy making a mockery of the US Patent Office. Will this act clean up our nation's sink? Only time will tell.

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