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Cannock ChaseCannock Chase Posts: 558
edited May 2007 in Campaign
Remember the man who went to hospital with scalded feet because the instructions on the food packaging said "Stand in boiling water for five minutes".

Well it may not be true but sounds funny anyway.

The instructions with my latest camera include "When taking pictures make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another person or <u>ball</u> etc".

Now many a ball has collided with me, but I've yet to collide with a ball.

This reminded me of a warning I once saw on a pair of PVC kitchen gloves, "Only to be worn on the hands". The mind boggles.

Anyone else got some good Nanny State instructions?


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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Cannock Chase</i>

    Anyone else got some good Nanny State instructions?


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    How about "Use by" dates on bags of sand?
  • BonusBonus Posts: 316
    I used to have a list of these. I'll see if I can find it.
    Included "Do not Iron clothes whilst on the body" and "May contain nuts" on a packet of nuts.
  • Flying_MonkeyFlying_Monkey Posts: 8,708
    Surely, 'private companies trying ridiculously hard to avoid lawsuits', rather than 'nanny state'?

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety

    Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em
    That I got no cerebellum
  • BonusBonus Posts: 316
    here's some:


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    In case you needed further proof that the Human Race is doomed
    through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on
    consumer products:

    1. On a blanket from Taiwan -
    NOT TO BE USED AS PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO.

    2. On a helmet mounted mirror used by US cyclists -
    REMEMBER, OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE ACTUALLY BEHIND YOU.

    3. On a Taiwanese shampoo -
    USE REPEATEDLY FOR SEVERE DAMAGE.

    4. On the bottle-top of a (UK) flavoured milk drink -
    AFTER OPENING, KEEP UPRIGHT.

    5. On a New Zealand insect spray -
    THIS PRODUCT NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS.

    6. On a Japanese product used to relieve painful hemorrhoids -
    LIE DOWN ON BED AND INSERT POSCOOL SLOWLY UP TO THE PROJECTED
    PORTION LIKE A SWORD-GUARD INTO censored DUCT. WHILE INSERTING POSCOOL FOR
    APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES, KEEP QUIET.

    7. On a Swedish chainsaw -
    DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STOP CHAIN WITH YOUR HANDS OR GENITALS.

    8. In some countries, on the bottom of Coke bottles -
    OPEN OTHER END.

    9. On a packet of Sunmaid raisins -
    WHY NOT TRY TOSSING OVER YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST CEREAL?

    10. On a Sears hairdryer -
    DO NOT USE WHILE SLEEPING.

    11. On a bag of Fritos -
    YOU COULD BE A WINNER! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. DETAILS INSIDE.
    (The shoplifter special!)

    12. On a bar of Dial soap -
    DIRECTIONS - USE LIKE REGULAR SOAP.


    13. On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of the box) -
    DO NOT TURN UPSIDE DOWN.

    14. On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding -
    PRODUCT WILL BE HOT AFTER HEATING.

    15. On a Korean kitchen knife -
    WARNING: KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN.

    16. On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights -
    FOR INDOOR OR OUTDOOR USE ONLY.

    17. On a Japanese food processor -
    NOT TO BE USED FOR THE OTHER USE.

    18. On Sainsbury's peanuts -
    WARNING - CONTAINS NUTS.

    19. On an American Airlines packet of nuts
    INSTRUCTIONS - OPEN PACKET, EAT NUTS.
  • CanriderCanrider Posts: 2,253
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">How about "Use by" dates on bags of sand?<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
    You have got to be kidding me. [:O]

    Edit: linked to the list just posted.

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  • MelvilMelvil Posts: 2,219
    Was it not 'Wonko the Sane' (in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) who said he decided to do what he did after finding out that Toothpicks now came with instructions?

    Instructions don't work with men, anyway. I can't remember the last time I read the instructions for anything. I just open up and fiddle about (erm, ooh err).

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  • There was an American one with a garden slide. On the box was a picture of two children playing with said slide. On the bottom of the box "Children not included"

    http://lifeonthetube.blogspot.com/
  • Fab FoodieFab Foodie Posts: 5,155
    Just bought a new comb in Tesco. On the back of the packet (why does a comb need to be in a packet?)it says amongst other guff...

    Styling tips:
    Professionals recommend that wet hair is combed from roots to the tip.

    Well I never, I thought there were loads of other ways to comb wet hair...

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by thereisnospoon</i>

    There was an American one with a garden slide. On the box was a picture of two children playing with said slide. On the bottom of the box "Children not included"

    http://lifeonthetube.blogspot.com/
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    Could they be purchased separately?
  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">
    Could they be purchased separately?<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

    Sooooooo out of fashion.

    Only African children are acceptable - ask Madonna and Angeline Jolie.

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    He that buys flesh buys many bones.
    He that buys eggs buys many shells,
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    <b><i>He that buys land buys many stones.
    He that buys flesh buys many bones.
    He that buys eggs buys many shells,
    But he that buys good beer buys nothing else.</b></i>
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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Canrider</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">How about "Use by" dates on bags of sand?<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
    You have got to be kidding me. [:O]
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    I read it in the Sunday Telegraph, so it must be true. [;)] I think it's because of a European regulation affecting consumer products. So, if builder's sand is sold in B & Q it is treated in the same way as tins of paint that don't last for ever.
  • gbyersgbyers Posts: 164
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Patrick Stevens</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Canrider</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">How about "Use by" dates on bags of sand?<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
    You have got to be kidding me. [:O]
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

    I read it in the Sunday Telegraph, so it must be true. [;)] I think it's because of a European regulation affecting consumer products. So, if builder's sand is sold in B & Q it is treated in the same way as tins of paint that don't last for ever.
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    I can't vouch for the sand but I have several bags of portland cement (awaiting a dry bank holiday) and they have a use by date.

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  • CanriderCanrider Posts: 2,253
    That I can understand, as there's at least the possibility that moisture and air could get in and set the cement in the bag.

    I suppose the sand sitting in the bag might eventually grind itself down into a finer silt-like powder...

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  • not without any movement and about 10 Ma, yes i'd agree with you..........

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    Insert stupid, possibly baby elephant realated, comment here......
  • nortones2nortones2 Posts: 208
    It all depends on what the sand is composed from: if quartz, almost certainly, then its pretty resistant to anything other than attrition. Hence the rather nice photos here: http://www.fettes.com/Orkney/Westray%20 ... sition.htm :)
  • BuggiBuggi Posts: 674
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Bonus</i>

    I used to have a list of these. I'll see if I can find it.
    Included "Do not Iron clothes whilst on the body" and "May contain nuts" on a packet of nuts.
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">


    this is not as stupid as it sounds. my boyfriend ironed his clothes while they were on his body (to try and remove the lumpy bit caused by a coat hanger) [:I] needless to say he made a nice scar on his neck. [B)]

    did he learn? nope. 3 weeks later he did the same thing again and now he has a matching scar on his arm [B)]

    one has to wonder!

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  • We bought some bags of ICE from the off-licence that had 'Use By" dates on them. About six months in the future, IIRC.

    Cheers,

    Tim

    http://vizarch.blogspot.com
  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mr_hippo</i>

    Seen at a Cambodian hotel swimming pool - No 5hitting in the pool

    http://bangkokhippo.blogspot.com/

    Ex-XXL weigh-in 26/27 May: Update published: Monday 28 May
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    You joke.....
    I was thinking of taking a dip in a pool in a Kent sports centre, until I saw the sign at the cash desk asking clients to stop leaving stools in the water.....

    If I had a stalker, I would hug it and kiss it and call it George...or censored
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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Tourist Tony</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mr_hippo</i>

    Seen at a Cambodian hotel swimming pool - No 5hitting in the pool

    http://bangkokhippo.blogspot.com/

    Ex-XXL weigh-in 26/27 May: Update published: Monday 28 May
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    You joke.....
    I was thinking of taking a dip in a pool in a Kent sports centre, until I saw the sign at the cash desk asking clients to stop leaving stools in the water.....

    If I had a stalker, I would hug it and kiss it and call it George...or censored
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

    Were nets issued?
  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Bonus</i>


    "May contain nuts" on a packet of nuts.
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

    Surely we should be able to sue them over this if buying a packet of nuts and they claim the packet may contain nuts !!!

    Without opening the packet first how can you tell if it really contains nuts !!![:D][:D]

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  • FnaarFnaar Posts: 1,985
    Plaster (as in wot u put on the walls) has a use by date...I asked Terry the plasterer, and he said aftr a while it doesn't "go off" (=set, harden) properly. So there!

    I used to work as a cleaner. One of the floor polish products told me to "keep away from other cleaners". Loneliest f*kcin job I ever had [:D]

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  • Fab FoodieFab Foodie Posts: 5,155
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Fnaar</i>



    I used to work as a cleaner. One of the floor polish products told me to "keep away from other cleaners". Loneliest f*kcin job I ever had [:D]


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    Fnaar, you monkey, I've just gobbed a mouthful of Cote du Rhone all over the keyboard...

    Highlight of the day so far[:D]

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  • FnaarFnaar Posts: 1,985
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Fab Foodie</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Fnaar</i>



    I used to work as a cleaner. One of the floor polish products told me to "keep away from other cleaners". Loneliest f*kcin job I ever had [:D]


    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

    Fnaar, you monkey, I've just gobbed a mouthful of Cote du Rhone all over the keyboard...

    Highlight of the day so far[:D]
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    Happy to oblige!

    <b><font color="blue"><font face="Comic Sans MS">More tea, vicar?</font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="blue"></b> [:D]
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    'Innocent' smoothies advise you to shake the carton before removing the lid, rather than afterwards. And Guinness ads in Ireland advise you to drink responsibly. Where's the fun in that?

    OK - I'll just have one more baby elephant...
  • ArchcpArchcp Posts: 8,987
    Slightly OT, but I love 'serving suggestions' - you know, those words are always printed on a packet which has a picture of the food inside. I saw one once, picture of a gateau - on a plate, with a slice being lifted out on a cake slice. It had never occured to me that you would serve a round cake any other way. Eat from the box with chopsticks perhaps?

    Mind you, when I worked in Iceland (which is where I noticed most of these 'suggestions', we once sold tins of tuna with a label that had an artistic drawing of a school of fish, swimming. And guess what? The words 'serving suggestion'. So, they suggest you buy the tuna, get hold of some fish skin and heads, bung them together, put a Frankenstein type lightning bolt through to reanimate and then release into the sea....

    And I once noticed a multipack of biscuits, with a photo of a biscuit on the cellophane surround, and the biscuit in the picture was about 5 inches in diameter and the words "Biscuit not shown actual size". As you'd be able to work out from the diameter of the individual packets, I have thought...

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  • CabCab Posts: 770
    Once saw on bottled water the warning "May be diuretic". Or, drinking water means you'll eventually go for a leek.





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  • Mosschops2Mosschops2 Posts: 1,774
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by TimDanaher</i>

    We bought some bags of ICE from the off-licence that had 'Use By" dates on them. About six months in the future, IIRC.
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    But then so does bottled water - some of which has allegedly been filtering through some mountain or other for the past thousand years....

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  • ArchcpArchcp Posts: 8,987
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by TimDanaher</i>

    We bought some bags of ICE from the off-licence that had 'Use By" dates on them. About six months in the future, IIRC.

    Cheers,

    Tim

    http://vizarch.blogspot.com
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    I would have thought it would be "Use by: Before it melts..."



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