I bought a used chop saw at a garage sale. The saw is great, but I had
to laugh. On the deck, there is a picture of a hand, with a saw blade
next to it, and a cut on the hand. Is this really necessary? Are there
really people this stupid, that they dont know that a power saw can cut
them? Or is this just something that insurance requires?
Almost as bad as the pictures of people falling off a ladder, stuck on a
label on the ladder.
Of course these might be on these products for people who let their pets
use their tools :)
I saw stuff like that I used to think that something, somewhere happened
that made such a warning advisable.
Now I am starting to think it's just lawyers doing their jobs...
whatever they can think of goes on the warning list.
But I have also come to believe that, if there is such a thing as a
National IQ, ours is somewhere around room temperature or below...
I have 2 favorite law suits for stupid people, and the judges and jouries.
The first is the woman that got burnt by the hot coffee at the drive through
because the coffee was too hot. The other is a person put one leg of an
extention ladder in either a pile of frozen mud (might have been a frozen
cow patty) . The thing unthaughed when the sun came up and the person fell
with the ladder.
Neither of those should have even been allowed to take up the time of the
court system, but they did and the people got a big ammont of cash.
Among the stupid people , I worked with a fellow that he and his wife bought
a new car. They got all the way home and just as they were about to get
out, his wife noticed that the interior of the car was brown . She said
that she did not want a brown interior, so they then went back and traded it
for another color.
I may be one of the card carrring stupid people. The brain out runs the the
fingers sometimes. Ment to say thawed out. Or maybe started to say
unfrozen. Down in the south we may say things slightly different. Like the
race car driver Richard Petty said when he had engine trouble, 'my car came
Probably spelling that wrong. Not sure how it hapened, but my spell
checker for this program only checks it in French. Reloaded it a while back
and it still only does French with no option to change it to english.
Bad example, Ralph. That coffee was 190+ degrees, which is WAY too damn hot. That same
restaurant had received numerous earlier complaints of customers being burned by coffee
that was too hot -- and ignored them.
In many easter (esp NE) towns/cities, there are large ethnic populations
that have all sorts of bizarre holiday traditions. I recall the
Feast of the Three Saints (?) in Lawrence, MA. Complete with a parade
of "effigies"/statues down the streets (to which people would tape
Of course, as a kid, we were only interested in the "rides" and
"portable midway" that came with the celebration. And, of course,
the special foodstuffs!
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