I purchased a large pot to use for serving food. I never read the directions on how to use pots, but I happened to glance at this one. When I did I realized it was a good thing because I could have been putting my pet bird in serious danger. Reading this made me wonder about other pets … or even babies. Are bird’s respiratory systems the only ones sensitive to non-stick cooking fumes?
I read this page and just had to laugh at all the crazy things that are put on labels. Everyone has become quite sue happy these days, but come on. Can I really sue the curling iron company because I stuck the thing in my eye and it burned? Or if I ate the label off of something and it made me sick? Have we just turned into idiots?
I bought a battery operated bush trimmer last summer. I went out to trim my bushes … very excited to use my new toy. The bushes are pretty tall so I’m standing on a stool. Not a sturdy gardening stool of some sort but a wobbly kitchen stool on uneven grass, on a slope. I start to tip over a bit and grab the cutting end of the trimmers with my bare hand. I had released the “go” button but they were still winding down and cut quite a chunk out of my thumb. It’s possible I could have tried to sue the stool company for not making a kitchen stool that can also be used for gardening. I could also attempt to sue the trimmer company because their product didn’t turn off quick enough for me to grab while falling. Would it be worth the money I would get to have to look like an idiot on national television? Not really. I guess I’m just too proud to admit I’m an idiot for money when I can blog about it at my own expense for no compensation whatsoever.
Medicine commercials are the best as far as crazy warnings go. The side effects of most drugs seem scarier than the original ailment. Is it really worth the chance that I could bleed from the eyes or lose my life just to remove a wart?
So what are some of your favorites? Better yet … what’s something stupid you’ve done that you wish you were idiot enough to try to sue someone over?