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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Stating The Obvious- Take 2

So, I come across a couple more of those totally obvious signs or things that are written on the packaging of food products or other items on sale. We had barbecued chicken for our evening meal and within the cooking instructions, in the section on 'ingredients' it said 'may contain bones.' Well, there's a thing! Chicken-pieces that have bones in them! About as obvious as saying about eggs 'will break if dropped,' or on a cup of coffee, 'contains hot liquid,' or the one that makes me laugh when we go to Nuffield Health and go into the swimming pool, where they invariably have those yellow  cones when they're cleaning the floor but usually near the pool with the lovely message 'wet floor.' Well, if it's a swimming pool, there's every likelihood that there might possibly be water, so, with people walking around with wet feet, there's a chance of the floor being- well, wet.

Carol bought a packet of Radox bath salts the other day. (I didn't realise you could still get this product. I was surprised to find it in Morrisons. I thought that Radox was only available in liquid form.) The instructions on how to use was patronising. It tells you to be careful after you've put it in your bath-water, because you might slip getting in. Really? Can't we think for ourselves? As if an idiot wouldn't realise that a bath could be slippery when you stepped in? Who writes this stuff? Are they so obsessed with the idea that you'll sue them that they need to put this sort of stuff on a packet of bath salts? Crazy world we live in.

Another case of stating the obvious. We've bought a new armchair from IKEA. We get it home in a  very large cardboard box which barely fits in the back of the car. It's not too complicated to assemble. I wasn't actually expecting to have to assemble it. I assumed it would be already assembled, but never mind. On unpacking it, there is a very nice label attached to the seat. It reads: 'Carelessness causes fires.' Another case of being blatantly obvious. What percentage of fires are caused by carelessness? Possibility of dropping a lighted match on a piece of furniture must be quite high. Would be classed as carelessness? I'm not sure about that, but why do we need a nice label to inform us of that fact? Keeping someone or other printing these labels and someone else busy attaching them to the odd bit of furniture.
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