Yesterday morning, Gloria and I were having some fun on air with warning labels that manufacturers feel compelled to put on their products. They must think people are actually quite stupid, and in some cases, they’d be right! However, do we really need a warning label on a vacuum cleaner telling us not to pick up gasoline, flammable liquids, or anything that is currently burning? That is an actual warning label!
I guess if companies put those labels on their products, there must have been at least one person who tried to do what the label is warning us not to.
It’s not just warning labels either. You’ll find directions put on certain products that seem kind of pointless. Do we really need directions on a bottle of shampoo? Wet hair. Lather. Rinse. Repeat if necessary. If you don’t know how to use a bottle of shampoo, you’ve got bigger problems than dirty hair.
There are even directions on gas pumps for those who haven’t yet figured out those incredibly complex machines. I noticed that parking meters even have directions on how to use them.
What other items should come with a warning? How about a shovel? “Put metal side of shovel down on ground. Step on top of metal side with either foot. Dig until hole size is satisfactory. Shovel might also be used as weapon. Consult with lawyer before using.”
I’d like to think that people aren’t that stupid, but…..