As some of my most faithful followers know, I am reading Daily Guidepost as my 10 minute daily devotion. (Pick a copy up if you haven't already... this year is really good!) I wanted to share with you today's thoughts. It made me laugh.
The Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by his messengers. -- II Corinthians 36:15
Searching for something online recently, I stumbled on a list of "Wacky Warning Labels". Evidently, in this era of frivolous lawsuits, manufacturers have felt it necessary to put some (you would think) unnecessary labels on their products. Some of my favorites are:
1. On a blanket: "Not to be used as protection from a tornado."
2. On a carpenter's electric drill: "Not intended for use as a dental drill."
3. On a bottle of dog shampoo: "Caution: The contents of the bottle should not be fed to fish."
4. On a string of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only".
5. On a hair dryer: "Do not use in shower".
6. On a Batman costume: "This cape does not give wearer the ability to fly."
7. On a cartridge for a laser printer: "Do not eat toner".
8. On a novelty rock garden: "Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth."
9. On a child's car seat: "Remove child before folding."
10. On a household iron: "Never iron clothes while they are being worn."
I just love these. Feel free to comment with any others you can think of. I know another popular one is the McDonald's coffee "caution: Hot" lid. When Moses came down with the Ten Commandments I am sure the people thought these were crazy rules as well. However, unlike the rules above the Ten Commandments "are just plain common sense". Labels, if you ignore them someone (or you) is going to get hurt.