This Monday’s Poem of the Week has no doubt been influenced by the interaction of our legal profession and the courts, requiring warning signs on all manner of products and activities to demonstrate that reliance on common sense is not enough in the eyes of the law. I especially remember a sign at the edge of the Grand Canyon stating that jumping off the edge can be hazardous to your health!


Caution: contents may be hot
Do not stick forks in toaster slot
Hammer may be very hard
Refrain from swallowing debit card Paper may cause paper cuts
Peanut butter may contain peanuts
Glass is sometimes sharp when broken
Words may likewise be if spoken Do not jam pencils into eyes
Beware excessive exercise
Bones may break and heart may burst
Caution: everything gets worse Germs may live on toilet seats
Or lurk in anything you eat
There may be gluten in the wheat
Carbs in the carbs and meat in the meat Avoid prolonged exposure to Time
Existence is a warning sign
In Physics many dangers loom
Even if you never leave the room
The only certainty is doom

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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3 Responses to Caution

  1. Ana Daksina says:

    Okay, this is awesome 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  2. Yes, it is really astonishing which basic things have to be pointed out. In Germany we say that we humans should use “common sense”.
    A German physicist once said:
    “A good means of gaining common sense is a constant striving for clear concepts, and not merely from descriptions of others, but as much as possible by looking at them yourself.”
    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 – 1799), German physicist

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