Cool Thing of the Week: Common Sense!

March 15, 2011

Common sense apparently isn’t too common anymore. Look no further than these labels on products:


On Sears hairdryer:
Do not use while sleeping.
(But… that’s the only time I have to work on my hair.)
On a package of pasta after the cooking instructions:
Put on fork and eat.
(No. Really?)
On a bag of Fritos:
You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(The shoplifter special.)
On a bar of Dial soap:

Directions: Use like regular soap.
(And that would be how?)

On some Swann frozen dinners:
Serving suggestion: Defrost.
(But it’s just a suggestion.)

On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of the box):
Do not turn upside down.
(Too late.)

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:
Product will be hot after heating.
(Are you sure? Let’s experiment.)

On packaging for a Rowenta iron:
Do not iron clothes on body.
(But wouldn’t that save more time?)

On Boot’s Children’s cough medicine:
Do not drive car or operate machinery.
(We could reduce the construction accidents if we just kept those 5-year-olds with colds off those fork lifts.)

On Nytol sleep aid:
Warning: may cause drowsiness.
(One would hope.)

On artificial bacon:
Real artificial bacon bits.
(So we don’t get fake fake bacon. Oh no, we get real fake bacon.)

On a Korean kitchen knife:
Warning: Keep out of children.
(Think something got lost in the translation?)

On a string of Christmas lights:
For indoor or outdoor use only.
(As opposed to….)

On Sainsbury’s peanuts:
Warning: contains nuts.
(But no peas?)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts:
Instructions: open packet, eat nuts.
(Somebody got paid big bucks to write this one..)

On a Swedish chainsaw:
Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
(Raise your hand if you’ve tried this.)

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