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   Posted 8/17/2010 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you ever seen a really dumb instructions, signs or warnings? Ones that make you wonder who the goofballs were who wrote that stuff. smilewinkgrin

Things like on a bottle of shampoo. The directions say "Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat". You could spend the rest of your life in there if you followed those directions exactly! tongue

Or what about the sign on a restaurant door that says "No dogs allowed except for seeing eye dogs". Is the DOG supposed to read that sign?

Did you ever buy new software and the guarantee was sealed inside a plastic bag with the item you purchased. When you read the guarantee is says, once you open this you may not return it! smilewinkgrin

Here's a classic. On packaging for a clothes iron: 'Do not iron clothes on body'.

What is your favorite one that you've either seen or read?

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   Posted 8/17/2010 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Kinda on the same subject...I bought a friend a Christmas Mug from a Dollar Store last Xmas. Found out it was misspelled having "Marry Christmas." I didn't even notice! Had a good laugh.

I love when directions, especially on Shampoo bottles, come in every language possible. Swedish, Finnish, Arabic, etc.

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   Posted 8/17/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I will never forget this and my daughter is 21.....

On the box her stroller came in it said: "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage."

or how about on a blow dryer: "Caution: Do not use while sleeping or showering."

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   Posted 8/17/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I actually saw a street sign on our way back from Oregon the other day.
It said:

Cemetery Services

And the arrow was going the same direction!
I laughed so hard!!
Seriously... I dont know if I wanna be burried there!!!!!!!
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   Posted 8/17/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
In the hair dye instructions:  'not to be used on eyebrows or eyelashes.'  You mean I can't slather that steamy ammonia solution all over my eyes?
The instructions on the visor of my car: "If air bag inflates accidentally, call for emergency help immediately.'  How...dial the number with my pinky toe?
On the sunglasses I just bought this week:  Remove protective film from lenses before wearing.  (the warning is written in big red letters across the middle of the lenses)
Oh, and incase you ever get a craving to chew up a canine heartworm pill they are NOT for human consumption. smhair
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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
What is the scary thing about all of these crazy warnings is that someone probably tried to do the things it lists not to, that's why they had to put a warning label...lol
Gentle Hugs>


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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   


.....I never did understand why super glue warning says "Harmful if swollowed" (the real consequence to that may cause death..far cry from just "harmful")

....why do I have to have the little sticker on nearly all my medicine bottles that says "May cause dizzines"? Understatment of the century. rolleyes
...on the waring on "fresh step" cat litter says one thing. "Do not use for traction. Litter becomes slick when wet."



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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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   Posted 8/17/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry but I have to go back to the old standard.....

Use caution....Beverage (Coffee) is hot!
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   Posted 8/17/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My favourite one still has to be the big sign that says in huge letters "Caution - Sign has sharp edges" "Do not touch edges of this sign"

and then at the very bottom, in tiny letters, it says "oh yeah...the bridge ahead is out"
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   Posted 8/17/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, the silicone package in your new shoes..clearly states do not eat. Who buys new shoes then looks to eat the package inside of it.
On the back of David Sunflower seeds it states: Crack the shell with your teeth(with my teeth you say, hmm?) Transfer seed to side of your tongue. crack it, eat it, then spit out the shell. In that order of course. I mean really? What person needs instructions to eat sunflower seeds.
Those are just a few/ Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6

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