Are we really this stupid.....read on...

@wheel416 (1019)
Canada
December 11, 2008 9:13am CST
Have you ever noticed, some of the silly instructions that are on the things that we buy everyday. Here are just a few examples I found. On a hair dryer.... "Do not use while sleeping." UUUMMM ok I hate when I wake up in the morning and my hair is soaking wet from sleeping!!! On some frozen dinners "Serving suggestion: Defrost." No thank I always eat my food frozen. On children's cough medication. "Warning, do not drive a car while taking this product." Darn, I guess I can't ask, a 7 year old to take my car and run some errands for me." On a bottle of baby lotion. "Caution keep this product away from children." Ok. I thought I bought it for a CHILD. On a bottle of water. "Open bottle before drinking." Well, I am so glad someone finally told me, you have no idea how many bottles I threw away because I found that the plastic just didn't quinch my thrist. So, with that what do you think, are we just that stupid? Do we need directions on everything? Please feel free to share thoughts as well as any other dumb examples. I need a good laugh today.
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@Zezlol (409)
• United Arab Emirates
11 Dec 08
Haha! I've seen a few of those before but they're still so funny! Like SuzyLong said, they're just there so that the companies can't get sued (you know America..). But even so, I thought I'd share some interesting ones as well... On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! Nor purchase necessary. Details inside. (The shoplifter special!) On a bar of Dial Soap: Directions: use like regular soap. (And that would be how..?) On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert: (printed on the bottom of the box) Do not turn upside down. (Too late! You lose!) On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating. (Are you sure? Let's experiment..) On packaging for Rowenta iron: Do not iron clothes on body. (But wouldn't that save more time??)(Whose body?) On Nytol sleep aid: Warning: may cause drowsiness. (One would hope..) On a Korean kitchen knife: Warning: keep out of children. (Hmmm... something must have gotten lost in the translation...) On a string of Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use only. (As opposed to being used in outer space, right?) On a food processor: Not to be used for other use. (Now I'm curious) On Sainsbury's peanuts: Warning: Contains nuts. (You can never be too sure these days..) On an American Airlines packet of nuts: Instructions: open packet, eat nuts. (Somebody got paid big bucks to write this one.) On a Swedish chainsaw: Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands. (Raise your hand if you've tried this..) On a child's Superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly. (Oh, go ahead! That's right, destroy a universal childhood belief.)
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@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
11 Dec 08
OMG! Those are too funny thanks for posting them. It's been a rough day for me thanks for giving me a chuckle I needed something to like my spirits!
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• United States
12 Dec 08
love it, these were tooo funny
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
12 Dec 08
These are so funny!!I needed the laugh tonight thanks!! I know it is to keep idiots from sueing but yes, there are many that are hilarious to read!! I remember one on a "indestructible" dog toy- if damaged do not allow pet to chew, throw it away! (Real indestructible!) And on a prescription for suppository - Do not take orally! Gotta love that one! I did know a man that took an AlkaSeltzer without dropping it in the water first though- can you imagine how that felt!?!
@SuzyLong (775)
11 Dec 08
Most of the time it's just so the company can't be sued for silly people that do silly things with products. If they put a warning on it, no matter how silly, they can't be sued if someone does it. Like if someone was drying their hair and they were really tired, they might sort of drift off and burn themselves. It would be their own fault and not the company. If they put "keep out of reach of children", it means so that they don't drink or eat what ever it is. When it says about not driving while taking medication, it's because it may make you drowsy and cause an accident. Some adult take kids medication because they taste better than adult medication, which I agree. they make kids medication taste of fruits, etc yet some adults stuff taste like something that a dog would turn it's nose up at. The defrost thing is only because some food can be cooked straight from frozen and over foods have to be defrosted first.
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• India
11 Dec 08
Lol.. There are many such incidents like this in my life. Lol, one which read was, watchout, chicks ahead.
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@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
11 Dec 08
"Watchout, chicks ahead." Really where the heck was that? And what was the warning supposed to protect us from?
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• India
11 Dec 08
Near a catholic farm here somewhere in the north side of my country. What it meant was, watchout for the chickens ahead. LOl dat idiot wrote chicks i.e for the small kid chickens. lol.
11 Dec 08
The oddest ones I've found were on a packet of salted peanuts that said "contains traced of nuts" well duh and on the back of a birthday card with a giant badge on it, it said not suitable for children under the age of 3, but the card and badge were for a 1st birthday! I'm guessing that companies have to think of all the possible ways that we the consumers will try and screw them over - for example that lady who went into Macdonalds, brought a coffee and then sued them for burning herself. Did she think the coffee was going to be cold?!
@maclanis (2019)
• Belgium
11 Dec 08
Haha! Hilarious! The one on the hair dryer 'do not use while sleeping' really made me laugh. I have never seen this ones before! There are always exaggerated instructions, but these are just complete nonsense! Well, not nonsense actually, but just so unnecessary!
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@catmint (628)
• Singapore
12 Dec 08
I believe manufacturers are forced to put up silly remarks on their products as a social obligation. There is no way they can know if their customers are dumb enough to misuse their products and if they get sued due to accidents arising from misuse their butts are gonna hurt bad. Remember the piece of news of the lady who still wanted to sued McDonald's after being scalded by hot coffee they served her even though the cups contain the warning that the contents are hot.
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
13 Dec 08
Yeah, I seem to remember hearing about that one also. And apparently, there are some individuals out there, looking to sue McDonald's for causing them to become fat. Last I checked, they weren't holding anyone down and shoving fries down anyone's throat!
• Netherlands
12 Dec 08
On a prepared meal that included chicken, the directions told me that after I add the chicken that I should wash my hands. Seriously? I should wash my hands after handling raw chicken? Or on the packet of silica that comes out of my new shoes box it says don't eat. Really? I will eat some strange package of something that came out of my shoes?
• United States
12 Dec 08
Oh yeah.. I always eat the silica that comes with my new shoes.. it tastes just like raw chicken! don't worry I wash my hands BEFORE I touch the chicken.. it saves time! :)
@tiohwji (133)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
you got a point.. and it's funny how some manufacturers got those silly instructions but i agree with toxicMDR ... believe it or not.. there are still a lot of dumb people out there that doesn't have any common sense. sad for them.
@toxicMDR (153)
• Romania
12 Dec 08
Some people are really dumb and need even more advices like that, believe me
@palonghorn (5485)
• United States
12 Dec 08
you have to figure those warnings are on ther because some fool somewhere has done it lol. i like the one on a hair dryer 'don't use while in the shower' dang i always wanted that wash and wear hair style. on the cup of coffee 'warning; contents hot' duh! i ordered coffee, not a cold drink. and sleeping aids 'might cause drowsiness', isn't that why you are taking a sleeping aid?
• United States
11 Dec 08
Haha. I know I've tried to drink a bottle of unopened water before. So that one might apply to me, but the rest of them make me wonder. LOL. It's really silly.