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Ladies of a certain age will love this fan
on June 22, 2005
Back in the callow, uninformed days of my youth, I used to laugh unfeelingly at hot flash jokes, thinking I would never have a problem with them. After all, there were hormone supplements when I reached a certain age.
Cancer put an end to that idyll. I had to cold-turkey the hormone supplements and in rolled the hot flashes.
This little fan is a godsend. It requires one D-battery and if your cat sticks his nose in the blades, he'll get a bump, but nothing that requires an emergency trip to the vet's.
The fan head swivels, and there is a clip on the carrying case, allowing you to position the fan so that you have a cool breeze swirling around you during those moments when your internal temperature spikes up past 100 degrees Fahrenheit and your skin begins to shine.
Hot flashes are nothing to be ashamed of, but if a nosy coworker asks you about your Tiny Tornado, just tell him that the guy in the cubicle next to you passes a lot of gas and the office ventilation system isn't what it could be.
I intend to take my Tiny Tornado with me on my choral union's next trip abroad. The last time we travelled together, some of the buses were not air-conditioned. It will also come in useful if we find ourselves sitting on an airport tarmac, waiting for flight clearance or a gate to free up, or any of a thousand excuses the airlines broadcast while their passengers are sweating it out in an un-airconditioned plane.