OK, so I understand there are reasons to put safety precautions and appliances and such.
But is it just me or do some of them seem just a little ridiculous?
Let's take our hair straightener for example:
One of the precautions are:
NEVER USE WHILE SLEEPING
I mean really, do you ever remember thinking when you went to bed,
"Oh ya, I better tuck my straightener under my pillow
just in case I want to straighten my hair while I am sleeping?"
I really hope I never get to the point where I have that urge :)
Maybe people would take these precautions a little more seriously if they were a little more realistic?
Here are some more found in Phil Callaway's book "Laughing Matters" On a portable stroller: "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage.” In a washing machine manual: "Remove clothes before washing." On an electric rotary tool: "This product not intended for use as a dental drill."
From the side of a lighter: "Warning: Contents flammable!" On package of hand soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap." Found on a box for a window air conditioner: "Caution: Avoid dropping out of the window." In a microwave manual: “Do not us for drying pets” On an electric cattle prod” “For use on animals only.” On directions for an auto part: “Before installing. be sure to shut off the engine.” On a clothes iron: “Do not iron clothes on body.” From a Christmas light package: “For indoor or outdoor use only,”
On a Package of peanuts: “Warning: May contain nuts.”
In microwave instruction manual: “Not intended for hair drying purposes.” On the bottom of a jar of pickles: “Open other end.” On a caramel apple wrapper: “Not responsible for broken teeth.” On a bottle of rubbing alcohol: “Warning: This is not an alcoholic beverage. DO NOT DRINK!” On package of breath mints: “These mints are in no way a form of weight control.” On a child size Superman costume: “Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.”
What about you do you have any "interesting" safety precautions to share?