“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

I have seen some really, really stupid warning labels in my life. I think my all time favorite is the hang-tag on a blow dryer that cautioned “Do not use in shower”. I no longer own a blow dryer. Any product whose manufacturer reasonably believes that their clientele would think it a fine idea to simultaneously wash and dry their hair does not include me in its target audience.

But what about the warning labels that are desperately needed that nobody ever thinks of?

Like the one that should be on Veggie Tales videos. The one that should say something like:

Warning – Viewing this video may result in a recreation of the Battle of Jericho around your bed in early morning hours.

Now that one? That one is a real warning.

January 1st, 2010 at 11:53 am
4 Responses to “Please heed”
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    Kat Says:

    I dunno, the one we found on a curling iron while staying in Biloxi that urged the user “Do Not Insert Into Orifice” was only trumped by the hotel staff that insisted we couldn’t have a coffee maker because we’d burn the place down.

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    All that hair, and no blow-dryer.



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    Cinnkitty Says:

    I’m shocked and amazed that the new Sesame Street DVD collection came with the warning “Not suitable for small children”. What???!?!? I’m told it’s because Big Bird has an imaginary friend, the kids talk to strangers, Oscar is such a rude grouch (uh..hello?) and Bert and Ernie are…well.. you know.

    It’s got to be the most ridiculous warning ever!

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    Gina Says:

    They have to put the warning because there are multitudes of morons who will use the blow dryer in the shower, or the curling iron internally, then sue when injured. I don’t think they expect most rational people to do these things, they’re just protecting themselves.