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Monday, May 18, 2009

Are you kidding me?

The other night I was sitting at my table eating take out with my friends and I saw this. Yes, it's a moist towelette, as stated on the front. The part that cracked me up was the fact that they felt the need to put DIRECTIONS on it. Go ahead read, I'll wait!
Yes, it actually says "Tear open packet and use." Now I ask you, are there really people out there that would need to be told to do this? Are there actually people that would try to use it WITHOUT opening the packet? Are there people that would open the packet and NOT use it? Don't answer that for I fear I know the answer already.
Does anyone else feel like their intelligence was being questioned here? Because I sure did! LOL.
It bothered me so badly I had to share. Okay, it didn't really "bother" me it just made me question the general intelligence of people. LOL.
Have you ever read anything like that and thought the same thing?

BIG HUGS!

17 comments:

  1. These will make you say DUH!!

    Useful Warnings


    1. On a blanket from Taiwan -
    NOT TO BE USED AS PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO.

    2. On a helmet mounted mirror used by US cyclists -
    REMEMBER, OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE ACTUALLY BEHIND YOU.

    3. On a Taiwanese shampoo -
    USE REPEATEDLY FOR SEVERE DAMAGE.

    4. In some countries, on the bottom of Coke bottles
    OPEN OTHER END.

    5. On a New Zealand insect spray -
    THIS PRODUCT NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS.

    6. In a US guide to setting up a new computer -
    TO AVOID CONDENSATION FORMING, ALLOW THE BOXES TO WARM UP TO ROOM TEMPERATURE BEFORE OPENING.
    (Sensible, but the instruction was INSIDE the box.)

    7. On a Japanese product used to relieve painful
    haemorrhoids
    LIE DOWN ON BED AND INSERT POSCOOL
    DUCT. WHILE INSERTING POSCOOL FOR APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES, KEEP QUIET.

    8. On the bottle-top of a British flavoured milk drink
    AFTER OPENING, KEEP UPRIGHT.

    9. On a packet of Sunmaid raisins -
    WHY NOT TRY TOSSING OVER YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST CEREAL?

    10. On a Sears hairdryer -
    DO NOT USE WHILE SLEEPING.

    11. On a bag of Fritos -
    YOU COULD BE A WINNER! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. DETAILS INSIDE.

    12. On a bar of Dial soap -
    DIRECTIONS - USE LIKE REGULAR SOAP.

    13. On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of the box)-
    DO NOT TURN UPSIDE DOWN.

    14. On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding -
    PRODUCT WILL BE HOT AFTER HEATING.

    15. On a Korean kitchen knife -
    WARNING KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN.

    16. On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights -
    FOR INDOOR OR OUTDOOR USE ONLY.

    17. On a Japanese food processor -
    NOT TO BE USED FOR THE OTHER USE.

    18. On Sainsbury's peanuts -
    WARNING - CONTAINS NUTS.

    19. On an American Airlines packet of nuts
    INSTRUCTIONS - OPEN PACKET, EAT NUTS.

    20. On a Swedish chainsaw -
    DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STOP CHAIN WITH YOUR
    HANDS OR GENITALS.

    21. On a child's superman costume -
    WEARING OF THIS GARMENT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO FLY.

    22. On some frozen dinners
    SERVING SUGGESTION DEFROST.

    23. On a hotel provided shower cap in a box
    FITS ONE HEAD.

    24. On packaging for a Rowenta iron
    DO NOT IRON CLOTHES ON BODY.

    25. On Boot's "Children's" cough medicine
    DO NOT DRIVE CAR OR OPERATE MACHINERY.

    26. On Nytol sleep aid
    WARNING MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS.

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  2. Oh that is so funny. And if you google instructions you can find some really funny one.

    The weirdest one we came upon was a warning on a chainsaw and it said "Do not attempt to stop chainsaw with hands or inner thighs." ~gasp~ Makes you wonder why they would ever have to put something on like that.

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  3. Oh yes, we see things like this ALL THE TIME! It's scary what you read. And usually if they put a special "Warning" or precise directions, it's because someone has already tried it! If I think of anything specific I'll come back!

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  4. Hey, I just dropped by your blog to thank you for visiting us over at our new blog "Five Moms and a Blog"! We're all really excited about this new adventure and so glad you came to join us.

    ~ Erica

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  5. WHAT!!! (dabbing closed packet on self) You mean I have to OPEN it before I can use it?? No wonder I'm still stinky. Guess I have to wet soap to use it too, huh? Lawsie.

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  6. Aren't those warnings crazy? I read somewhere once that if there are enough people that misuse something, the manufacturers are required to put a warning label on it stating that you can't do [whatever] with said product. Makes you wonder about people, for sure! Here are some more funny ones: http://www.rinkworks.com/said/warnings.shtml

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  7. LOL! Too funny! I was actually watching a commercial for a cell phone company the other day where a lady drives out to the middle of nowhere and cuts down a telephone pole with a chain saw causing all the other ones behind it to start falling. At the bottom of the screen shows "We do not promote vandalism. Please do not attempt". Like I'm going to go chop down a telephone pole because I'm upset with my phone bill? Uh, hello?! LOL!

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  8. ROFL!! So true so true..

    It seems we live in an idiot proof world... LOL

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  9. That is so funny my friend! Anonymous was right on with the blowdryer! My current blowdryer did really have in the instructions - Do not use while sleeping. SO glad they told me - I thought I had found a new shortcut to getting ready in the morning. :)

    Thanks for modeling the chocolate apron for me today - LOL! And glad you like my cake-pan shuffle! :)

    Hope you had a great weekend, Miss Wii Fit Queen! Big follow-directions-carefully-or-something-bad-is-sure-to-happen hugs to you today!! :)

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  10. LOL! Hmmmm, I've known a few in my life that just might have needed those instructions...and the scary thing is...they had a drivers license! :0

    ((HUGS))

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  11. I finally got the pic up of my winnings!! Thanks again.

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  12. Um...but how do you use it? What about those instructions? Bwahahahaha! Good find, Kimmy!

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  13. A friend of mine used to coorinate the translation of instructions for Graco Children's products into the many languages of the countries the products are shipped to. She would say, "You just wouldn't believe the dumb things you have to actually tell people NOT to do." Most were funny, but there were a few that made you wonder about the mental capacity of some parents...and God's decision to let them have children!

    Too funny!!

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  14. Those are pretty ridiculous but I guess they have to serve the lowest common demoninator.

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  15. I am glad for those directions...because I probably would hve let it dry out before using it. LOL

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  16. wow! things that make you go hmmmmmm.

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  17. I had to order pin-back buttons for my job. They came with a sticker on each one that said "Do not stick body with pin, can cause injury." Duh.... Also, ordered temporary tattoos and they said, "apply to skin, do not eat" or something like that. Duh again....

    The people who would injure themself or eat a tattoo would be the same person who would sue the manufacturer for not warning them otherwise. :)

    Please... do not eat this comment. May cause indigestion....

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