Battery Bragging - Just replaced 2 AA after 3 years
I hear you on the kids toys. Now-a-days they tend to have on/off switches, which is nice. However, they are a nightmare (literally) when they are on their last legs. Last time I stayed at my sister's in the playroom. And during the middle of the night amidst the plethora of toys on a toy shelf, elmo (or bert, or some other muppet) started talking.
It scared the bejezus right out of me.
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.