Friday, July 23, 2010

Painfully Obvious

Okay, this is something i've never been able to quite wrap my head around. You know those warning labels that are attached to just about everything? Have you ever paid real close attention to what they say? Some Most are so painfully obvious and you really have to wonder what "inspired" these.  

Sorry, but I HAD to add my own thoughts to the end of these! Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts as well!

*If you are one of these "Inspirations" I so want to meet you!!

1. Under arm deodorant: Caution, do not spray in eyes    Is the nose okay? and really, who uses spray   anymore?

2. Curling iron: For External Use Only    I won’t even go there.

3. Frisbee: Warning. May contain small parts.    Um, where?

4. Silly Putty: Do not use as earplugs     Huh? Did you say something?

5. Hammer: Misuse may lead to property damage and bodily injury     Don’t give me any ideas during my deadline.

6. Children’s Cough Medicine: Do not drive or operate machinery.   My two year old will be so disappointed.

7. Nytol (Sleep Aid): Warning, may cause drowsiness.    But I can operate machinery, right?

8. String of Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use only.   Can I chose neither?

9. Package of peanuts: Warning: Contains Nuts.     Glad I checked before I bought.

10. Label on baby stroller: Remove child before folding.     Oh yeah, that’s where I left him.

11. Scooter (kids): This product moves when used.      Refund. I wanted the stationary one.

12 Label on hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping.     Ever heard of beauty sleep?

13.Printer ink cartridge: do not eat toner     There goes my diet and hopes of becoming fit and toned! Eww, I know so cheesy! We can forget I said that.

14. Bottle of drain cleaner: Warning: If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product.      Does this label came in Braille?

15. TV remote control: Not dishwasher safe.     What about the washing machine?

16. Iron: Do not iron clothes on body.     Why not?

17. Foaming face wash: May contain foam      And if it doesn't?

18. Windex: Do not spray in eyes.     Safe to spray in the mouth though.

19. Toilet brush: Do not use for personal hygiene.    Unless you're homeless.

20. Digital themometer:Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally    Yum!


Matthew Rush said...

God you're good. Thanks for these. said...

How about putting one on Microsoft Word:
Entering keystroke on a document does not mean you need your own blog.

Love number 8. I guess it's for astronauts.

Funny stuff! Gorgeous website, btw.

theBrad (verla user)

Messy mommy said...


And I noticed on a package of Pamprin: Ask a doctor before use if you have difficultly in urination due to enlargement of prostrate gland.

My DH has been prescribed anti-nausea medication that "may cause nausea"

Oh, and I always love the warnings on Benadryl: may increase drowsiness; exciteability may occur

Jen said...

Oh my gosh that was super, super funny!!!! Rose these rocked, what a wonderful way to end the week... I always make fun of these signs and wonder what people were thinking!!

Oh yes you can grab a ton of inspiration from these!

Candyland said...

Hahahaha!!!! I needed these today! My daughter will also be disappointed she can't operate heavy machinery after taking cough meds.

Vicki Rocho said...

Hysterical! I love reading the warning labels for JUST this reason. Great material!

Have a fabulous weekend, Rose!

Rose Cooper said...

Thanks, Matthew!

theBrad-Thanks for reading and for the kind words. Love the Microsoft suggestion--too funny!

Messy Mommy-Seriously, who writes these labels?

Jen-Thanks! I think we should get part time jobs. How easy that would be, right?

Candyland-Break it to her gently though. And maybe give her a sucker. Just in case.

Vicki-Thanks so much! Hope your weekend is overflowing with awesomeness!

Rena said...

Oh gawd ... hilarious! For every one of these, you know there had to be a lawsuit.

Lenny said...

ha ha. these are soooo funny. have a really fun weekend.
...smiles from lenny

Anne said...

Heheehe these are funny!

Jaydee Morgan said...

These were too funny! I love a good laugh on Fridays :)

Veronica Roth said...

I wonder if there's some intermediate space that is neither inside nor outside that contributed to the warning on the Christmas lights. Like "intside." Or "ounside."

Faith E. Hough said...

Those are hilarious. I once noticed at one of those toll-booths operated by machinery instead of a person, that they had the amount due written in Braille beneath the printing. Scary.

Crissy said...

That was freaking hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

Casey said...

It's nice to know that I'm not the only freak that notices these types of things. Oh, and as for the children's medicine - a lot of the time parents will just keep that around the house because that's safe for both adults and kids instead of having both bottles. That was probably intended for the parents and makes sense.

FoxFamily said...

I love that you voiced what the rest of us are thinking when we read those dumb warning labels. Thanks! That was quite entertaining.

beth said...

*snerk* Those are hilarious! And I love the pic you found to go with it.

Cate Gardner said...

Ha! Brilliant.

Theresa Milstein said...

I laughed the whole way through. But #12 was my favorite.

My family recently visited Paris. We walked through a small park that had a picture of mother and daughter holding hands with a big no symbol through it. So, of course, my daughter and I held hands and posed next to the sign as my husband took a picture.

Tabitha Bird said...

LOL I needed a laugh tonight! Thanks for these.

I love it when take your grumpy as hell, has not slept all night, sick toddler to the doctors and the doctor says "Oh, by the way, the medicine I am perscribing may possibly make your child sleepy."
I sure as heck hope so Doc. Cause one of us isn't going to make it if he is awake much longer!

Ah warnings. You gotta love them.

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