Friday, November 02, 2007

Stating the bl****ng obvious!

Yes- these instructions are genuine!

On a Sears hairdryer: "Do not use while sleeping".

On a bag of Fritos: "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside".

On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap."

On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost."

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down."

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating."

On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body."

On Boot's Childrens Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."

On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness."

On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only."

On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use."

On a packet of Sunsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts."

On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."

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

On a Swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals."

Thanks once again to my friend Jacqui in Spain for this list. xx


  1. Well, Keith the way everyone wants to sue these days, they could prevent a lawsuit with these disclaimers!

  2. Little Wing
    The UK is fast becoming a litigious society having been influenced by well documented cases in the US. Hey ho!

  3. open packet eat nuts. That's nuts
    Oh I always thought that a superman costume had special powers.

  4. Keith, I do not dispute that!
    The U.S. is sue crazy!

    Actually the warning on the chainsaw is excellent advise! :)

  5. As somebody says, "You just couldn't make it up". Still, thank goodness we have such things to add to our humour. Ay?

  6. Oh keith I am still laughing.

  7. Oh gosh these are priceless - are people really that stupid?

  8. To overstate the obvious, has to make you laugh every time. It is a wonder children come out with the most blatantly obvious statments after learning to read modern day packages.

    Still laughing so hard my sides are hurt.