Death by Stupidity




In case you need further proof that the human race is doomed through

stupidity, here is some actual label instructions on consumer goods.


On Sears’s 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 Stouffer’s frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost." (But it’s *just* a suggestion.)


On Sara Lee’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of box):  "Do not turn upside down."

(Too late!)


On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:  "Product will be hot after heating." (As night follows the day…)


On packaging for a Black and Decker iron: "Do not iron clothes on body."

(But wouldn’t this save some time?)


On Tylenol’s Children’s 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 forklifts.)


On Nytol Sleep Aid:  "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (One would hope.)


On most brands of Christmas lights:  "For indoor or outdoor use only." (As opposed to what?)


On a Japanese food processor:  "Not to be used for the other use." (I gotta admit, I’m curious.)


On Planter’s peanuts:  "Warning: contains nuts." (Talk about a news flash.)


On an American Airlines’ packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."  (Step 3: Fly Delta.)


On a child’s superman costume:  "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."

(I don’t blame the company. I blame parents for this one.)

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9 Responses to Death by Stupidity

  1. Moon says:

    so silly, but, gosh, i was laughing out load :-)thanks

  2. Debbie says:

    I am very disappointed that the last one is not true.Debbie

  3. Elle Sheri says:

    Thought I\’d let you know how insightful your writings are.. you are a talented writer indeed :)- Elle

  4. Unknown says:

    Great choice in books. I have read nearly all and enjoy all.Sorry, not a comment on this list but haven\’t the skill to praise your reading list otherwise.Take care, Bob

  5. the1stephzen says:

    Ah, the world we live in…

  6. Cheryl says:

    thanks for the humor…gotta run… everywhere

  7. Jaime Campbell says:

    These made me laugh! Jaime.

  8. sebas says:

    Of course the book man´s search for meaning´is a great book. Every one should read that. Thanks for the comment. You place a lot interesting material here. Congrates. All the bestSebastian

  9. Unknown says:

    Jorge,Thanks for the visit and the comments. I am adding you to my favorites. You have a lot to offer the world!

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