Everyday Annoyance: Warning Labels


You know, people were a lot smarter thirty or forty years ago. How do I know this? Well hell, man, just take a look around at almost everything! It's all got warning labels!

*CAUTION! COFFEE IS HOT.

*WARNING! PLASTIC BAGS ARE NOT TOYS. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. MAY CAUSE SUFFOCATION AND DEATH.

*CAUTION! DIVING BOARDS ARE NOT TO BE USED WHEN POOL IS EMPTY.

Really??? I knew coffee was hot when I was three years old. What's happening to people? And you know what? If you're so incredibly stupid that you'd let your kid put a plastic bag over his or her head then you really don't need to be a parent. I won't even comment on the last label.

When I was a kid there were a few warning labels but not many. We had crossbones on things like rat poison and draino. Most parents, however, had enough on the ball not to try to feed it to their kids as an afternoon snack.

Why, why, why do we need so many warning labels on everything? Has common sense completely deserted us? It sure feels like it.

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1 comments:

deblake60 said...

There are a few morons out there that had spilt hot coffee on their laps and actually sued the fast food place that served it. . . and the sad thing was that the moron won. Since then, every business in the USA that served anything hot to drink slaps that label on for, you know, those idiots that can't tell a beverage is hot until it is blistering their crotches. Hell, with the plastic bags, you got me there. You would think that parents would have some common sense to throw a bag away instead of giving it to little Susie or Mikey as a new toy. And if anyone is dumb enough to dive off of a board into a empty pool deserves to have his/her bloody and oozing brains to flow through the drain.

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