Friday, February 03, 2006

Nothing, But a Picture

I have nothing to say today. I know, mark it on the calendars.

But I did come across this picture from my trip back east. I found it amusing and possibly you will as well.

Exactly how dangerous is this cord? That it needs SIX warning stickers on it? I didn't take a picture of what the cord was attached to, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't the weapon of mass destruction that its SIX warning stickers make it out to be. I mean really. You are plugging it into the wall. How complicated can that possibly get? Can you see the amount of writing on some of those stickers? I wonder if they are describing the plugging or the very dangerous unplugging of the item. Cause the unplugging is the tricky part, that's where things can go really off-course. Thank god there are instructions.

The best part about seeing something with ridiculous instructions - there is usually a legal reason the instructions and warnings are there. Which means that at some point in the history of this pluggable item at least six people did something moronic with the item. They plugged it into their ear. They stood in a pool while it was plugged in. They (gasp!) pulled the cord out by the cord, nearly destroying all of electricity in the process.

And so now this pluggable item is weighed down with six warnings because six morons couldn't operate a plug (but they had no problem getting ahold of a personal injury lawyer).

And that's all I have to say about that.


Jenn said...

Once upon a time my brother couldn't get a plug out of the wall by pulling on the actual plug. So he pulled on the cord. When that didn't work, he left the room. And came back with scissors. Needless to say, the idiot electrocuted himself when he cut the cord. I'm not sure why he bothered since as soon as he did it, he couldn't use either the socket or the lamp.

Patricia said...

this is right up there with the items that are packed with silica gel packets containing the warning, do not eat. 'cause i know that when i'm needing a little snack, the first thing that comes to my mind is one of those tasty little packets.