Are you a label reader? If you are, then I am sure you have come across some labels that give your head a shake. There are labeling laws which are in place to protect the consumer. However, when you read some of these actual labels, it makes you wonder if the industry thinks the human race is stupid, or worse.
On the bottom of McCain's Tiramisu dessert: "Do NOT turn upside down." UHhh, a bit late!
On Planter's peanuts: "WARNING: may contain nuts" I was hoping for nutless peanuts!
On a bottle of Children's Cough Medicine: "Do NOT drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication." Please alert any toddlers you know that they should not be driving under the influence!
On Christmas Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating." I was hoping it would be cold after heating.
On a Sears hairdryer: "Do not use while sleeping!" That's the ONLY time I have to do my hair!
On a bag of Fritos: "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside." This is tricky -- like rewrapping a Christmas present you opened to peek inside.
On a bar of Dial soap: "Use like regular soap." Here I was - hoping for a whole new soap experience with instructions.
On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost." Takes away the whole thrill of eating a frozen dinner.
On packaging for a Black & Decker iron: "Do not iron clothes on body." But what if I am in a hurry?
On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness." Thanks for the heads up!
Onmost brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only" This one baffles me -- I feel like I am missing a third dimension.
On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use" Won't touch that one with a ten-foot thingamajig
On an airline packet of nuts: "Open packet, eat nuts" I thought they always taste better if you eat the package with the nuts.
On a child's Superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." That's the only reason I bought it for my son! He asked for flying lessons.
And the Best for Last...
On a chainsaw: (Could this one be discriminatory?) "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals." Was this a warning because people ACTUALLY tried this?