Dear Kitchen Clock,
While I appreciate the work you do, I simply do not understand how you can eat through batteries the way you do. I mean, you have a couple of gears and your task is pretty straightforward and simple. I know it's not just you, as every clock before you did the same thing (and then they quickly stopped working properly), but I want to understand where the issue is. I mean, the previous battery is still sitting on the table waiting to be properly disposed of and you've already burned through another. At a minimum, can you stop leaving a grayish black smudge on my wall? That would be super.