as a corollary to my last post i thought i`d deal with warning labels. we`ve all seen this forward about the instructions on labels:
On a Sears hairdryer — Do not use while sleeping.
On a bag of Fritos — You could be a winner! No purchase necessary.
On a bar of Dial soap — “Directions: Use like regular soap.”
On some Swanson frozen dinners — “Serving suggestion: Defrost.
On Tesco`s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) — “Do not turn upside
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding — “Product will be hot after heating.”
On packaging for a Rowenta iron — “Do not iron clothes on body.”
On Boot`s Children Cough Medicine — “Do not drive a car or operate
machinery after taking this medication.”
On Nytol Sleep Aid — “Warning: May cause drowsiness.”
On most brands of Christmas lights — “For indoor or outdoor use only.”
On a Japanese food processor — “Not to be used for the other use.”
On Sainsbury`s peanuts — “Warning: contains nuts.”
On an American Airlines packet of nuts — “Instructions: Open packet,
On a child`s Superman costume — “Wearing of this garment does not
enable you to fly.”
On a Swedish chainsaw — “Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands
and a new classic:
Levitra — “If erection lasts longer than four hours consult a medical professional.”
the thing is that as funny as this seems, those are real and there are other stories and other warning labels on everything. i see three major problems with this trend, a lack of personal responsibility, the death of common sense and the continuation of some lineage that we`d be better off without.
i humbly suggest passive eugenics. eugenics is the study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding. now the thing about passive eugenics is we don`t actually have to do anything other than let nature take it`s course. if you`re not bright enough to know that you don`t get into the bathtub with an electrical appliance then you don`t live to reproduce. i think it would make the world a better place. remove all the warning labels and let all the darwin award contenders go for the prize. i`m sure the planet would be a better place for it.