My character flaw began when I opened my new toaster and saw that it came with warnings: Do Not Operate Near Water. The same thing was on my hair dryer box, meaning don’t blow dry your hair in the bathtub.
This plastic bag is not a toy, do not children or pets play with it.
Do not iron clothes that are being worn.
Do not drive with sunshield in place
Today, I was going through a bit of paper clutter, found an insert that came with my camera:
Warning: If the shape of the plug does not fit the power outlet, use an attachment plug adaptor of the proper configuration for the power outlet.
Which I translated to mean: don’t force the plug into the outlet.
Last week, I had some yummy frozen appetizers from Whole Foods that I was going to pop into the oven. I read the instructions and see this:
Remove from box. Remove plastic wrapping.
I may have rolled my eyes.
I realize that many young people have not been taught how to cook but aren’t some things basic common sense? How have we reached the point where we need a list of instructions beyond cooking temperature and time on a box of frozen quiches? I forgot to note whether it said that the quiches will be hot when removed from the oven . . .
Footnote: While the above is intended to be funny, don’t sue me if you weren’t amused. 😉