It should be left unsaid

@GardenGerty (102466)
United States
July 9, 2016 10:37am CST
There are things you would think do not need to be said. "Coffee is hot", "Do not use a high chair in an upside down position", "Keep flammable things away from fire and flames." Oh, and "If a company asks you to write an article, nothing negative about the company will be accepted." I am writing the occasional Textbroker article, and there is always that warning. It makes sense, right?
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@LoriAMoore (4677)
• United States
9 Jul 16
Duh! I like the one on a hairdryer, "Do not use while sleeping"
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
9 Jul 16
Or even worse, do not use in the shower. I honestly did use a bonnet dryer about forty five years ago while sleeping, because the dorm was not being heated. Blew the fuse, so they had to adjust it up.
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@snowy22315 (52582)
• United States
9 Jul 16
I would think if you were smart enough to read he label, you would smart enough to know...coffee is heat...don't get put device near flames etc. Many things are just common sense.
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@snowy22315 (52582)
• United States
9 Jul 16
However, there are legalities involved if someone gets hurt by doing something dumb. they would complain they weren't warned!
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@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul 16
@snowy22315 companies should be able to sue customers for being stupid
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@snowy22315 Yes, many companies have had lawsuits or unfortunate consequences due to people not reading and following warnings. It can be almost scary to think that these things have happened and that is why there have to be warnings.
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@moffittjc (45207)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Jul 16
Unfortunately, manufacturers and companies have to put these ridiculous warnings on absolutely everything nowadays, because we as human beings have become increasingly stupid and have lost all of our common sense. Also, since we've become a sue-happy society, companies have to put warning labels on everything so that it makes it harder for people to sue them when they do something stupid.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
You are right. We do not teach people to use their own common sense and so we must be protected by warnings. It brings to mind the label I have seen online (so it could be fake) that says " wash in warm water, remove child before washing."
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@moffittjc (45207)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Jul 16
@GardenGerty That's hilarious! I've never seen a warning label like that before! At least the company has a sense of humor!
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Jul 16
Sometimes l feel people chose to be stupid,do stupid things so they can sue.
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@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul 16
It makes sense but some people permanently ride the stupid train so things need to be stated clearly in order for them to understand
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
9 Jul 16
Yes, the warning on Textbroker does amuse me. It means someone thinks that they really want opinions. They do not want opinions, they want copy.
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@jstory07 (69762)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Jul 16
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@koopharper (6717)
• Canada
10 Jul 16
I used to think those warnings were unnecessary until I started working customer service. There really are people who need to be warned of these things. I confess that I thought that it was just Americans until I had to deal with Canadian customers. We weren't any better.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
My nephews worked call centers for televisions or computers or something. Their first scripted question was always "Is it plugged in?" There is always someone who misses the obvious.
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• Canada
11 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Guess what happens when they ask the caller to open Windows. Every once in awhile one will go physically open a window. Press any key will confuse them because their computer doesn't have an "any" key. The sometimes call in complaining of a broken coffee cup holder (CD drive). It isn't just an urban legend.
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@much2say (40135)
• United States
9 Jul 16
It's so silly reading the obvious, right? I guess they have to spell these things out for legal reasons - obvious or not, at least they we were officially warned .
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
9 Jul 16
To me it says that someone has done just that, whatever has been warned about, then sued. We know about the lady who sued McDonalds over hot coffee.
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@snowy22315 (52582)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Well, McDonald's coffee back in the day...used to be scalding hot! With those flimsy lids, they were a disaster waiting to happen.
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@much2say (40135)
• United States
11 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Yep - it's like a woops - a warning they didn't think they would actually need to say either. I remember the lady who sued McDs . . . gee, til then I didn't know hot coffee was actually hot .
@SHOHANA (7167)
• Bangladesh
10 Jul 16
I have never got a offer of writing negative about any company but if i get ever then i won't do it for sure.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
On textbroker that would not happen. A few years ago I worked for a writing broker in a different company than mine and he would ask for that, or for reviews of things I never used. I quit working with him.
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@SHOHANA (7167)
• Bangladesh
11 Jul 16
@GardenGerty hats off that you quit the dishonest writing
@peavey (16866)
• United States
10 Jul 16
It does. I am such a rebellious person sometimes, I am tempted to write the article in a negative way just because. ;)
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
Oh, you are ornery.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
11 Jul 16
@GardenGerty That's not the half of it.
@shaggin (37668)
• United States
9 Jul 16
Hmm well I am doing reviews and they are supposed to be 100% honest so if a product isn't good I write why. I assume that is not what you mean about the articles you write though.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
Yes, reviews need to be honest. I had a broker in another country once that wanted me to write dishonest reviews. I did not stay there.
@shaggin (37668)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@GardenGerty I would not have liked that either :-
@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
10 Jul 16
You will be surprised how many people ignore such easy to understand things,things that do not need to be said.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
Really very little surprises me anymore. It is a bit funny.
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• China
10 Jul 16
People who say so must think that it is always best to err on the side of caution.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
That is a positive way to think about it.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Jul 16
It makes you wonder what happened that they had to put those warnings on things.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
Yes, it does. I am sure it has happened somehow.
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@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jul 16
You wouldn't think it needs to be stated, would you? Oh well, I guess the writer has no excuse if it's in black and white.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
There are other places that do want investigative reporting, so maybe people have gotten confused in the past.
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@Lucky15 (33699)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
Some are still stubborn and don't seem to give a sense of their lives ;(
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
Stubborn and silly people.
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@Susan2015 (21673)
• United States
9 Jul 16
We bought a jar of peanut butter. What did it say on the label? It has peanuts in it. Allergens: Peanuts.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
Yep, that is happening a lot too. People just do not think.
@norcal (3214)
• Nevada City, California
9 Jul 16
What is obvious to one person is not to someone else.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
I guess I agree. And I have seen that type of high chair, turned upside down, with a baby car seat on top. Now restaraunts have stands that are designed to be used that way because there was a demand.
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• United States
9 Jul 16
Guess there has to be warning labels on everything since some people just don't have common sense
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
It certainly seems that way.
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@jstory07 (69762)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Jul 16
Some people need the warning while with others it is just common sense.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
Yes, we are all different.
@marlina (77808)
• Canada
9 Jul 16
It does make sense.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
11 Jul 16
I suppose it is better to give extra warnings.
@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
9 Jul 16
Some of these stupid labels are a function of the increasingly litigious times in which we live, sadly. Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants, 1994:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search "Hot coffee case" redirects here. For similar uses, see Hot Coffee (disambiguation). Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants Full case name Stella Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants, P.T.S., Inc. a
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