Truth in advertising
pales in comparison to the stupidity of written instructions now provided
to today's consumers. These are actual instruction labels on consumer
On Sears hairdryer:
Do not use while sleeping.
(Gee, that's the only time I have to work on my hair!)
On a bag of Fritos:
You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(The shoplifter special!)
On a bar of Dial soap:
Directions: Use like regular soap.
(and that would be how?)
On some Swann frozen
Serving suggestion: Defrost.
(But it's just a suggestion!)
On a hotel provided
shower cap in a box:
Fits one head.
(The big one or the little one?)
On Tesco's Tiramisu
dessert: (printed on bottom of the box)
Do not turn upside down.
(Too late! You lose!)
On Marks & Spencer
Product will be hot after heating.
(Are you sure??? Let's experiment.)
On packaging for a
Do not iron clothes on body.
(But wouldn't that save more time?)
On Boot's Children's
Do not drive car or operate machinery.
(We could do a lot to reduce the construction accidents if we just kept
those 5 year olds off those fork lifts.)
On Nytol sleep aid:
Warning: may cause drowsiness.
(One would hope!)
On a Korean kitchen
Warning: keep out of children.
(or pets! What's for dinner?)
On a string of Chinese-made
For indoor or outdoor use only.
(As opposed to use in outer space.)
On a Japanese food
Not to be used for the other use.
(Now I'm curious.)
On Sainsbury's peanuts:
Warning: contains nuts.
(but no peas?)
On an American Airlines
packet of nuts:
Instructions: open packet, eat nuts.
(have a lobotomy)
On a Swedish chainsaw:
Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.
(What is this, a home castration kit?)
On a child's Superman
Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.
(That's right, destroy a universal childhood belief)