Nov 18, 2010
In Honour of Stupid People
In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.
On Pick n' Pay's peanuts -- "Warning: contains nuts."
(talk about a news flash)
On Clicks Children Cough Medicine -- "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5 year-olds with head-colds off those bulldozers.)
On a Woolworths Bread Pudding
"Product will be hot after heating."
(...and you thought????...)
On a Clicks hair dryer - Do not use while sleeping.
(That's the only time I have to work on my hair.)
On a bag of Simba Chips --
You could be a winner! No purchase necessary!
(the shoplifter special?)
On a bar of Dove soap -
"Directions: Use like regular soap."
(and that would be???....)
On some Checkers frozen dinners -
"Serving suggestion: Defrost."
(please note that it's just a suggestion.)
On the packaging of a Rowenta iron -
"Don't iron clothes on body."
(but wouldn't this save me time?)
On Nytol Sleep Aid -- "Warning: May cause drowsiness."
(..I'm taking this because???....)
On some brands of Christmas lights of Eastern origin:
"For indoor or outdoor use only."
(As opposed to what?)
On a Japanese food processor:
"Not to be used for the other use."
(Now, somebody out there, please help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)
Instructions on a SA Airways packet of peanuts -
 Open packet;
 Eat nuts.
(Step 3: say what?)
On a child's Superman costume:
"Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."
(Don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)
On a German chainsaw ..
"Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands."
(Was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)
On Woolworth's Tiramisu dessert (printed on the bottom)
"Do not turn upside down."
(well...duh, a bit late, huh!)