Dumb, Dumb, Dumb, Dumb, More Warning Signs!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


It occurred to me during this short series of warning signs that the whole idea may have a fatal flaw.

Why all the fuss about printing warning signs on things for really stupid people, because the chances are that the people who need signs like these are far too stupid to know how to read them anyway?

But they have been written, and not by geniuses either, so we might as well have a look, and, of course….



Warning Bad Thinking Ahead


“Please store in the cold

section of the refrigerator.”

On a bag of fresh grapes in Australia.

grapes Please store in the cold section of the refrigerator.

“Warning: knives are sharp!”

On the packaging of a sharpening stone.

 Warning - knives are sharp



“Not for weight control.”

On a pack of Breath Savers.

 pack of Breath Savers



“Twist top off with hands.

Throw top away.

Do not put top in mouth.”

On the label of a bottled drink.

 a bottled drink



“Theft of this container is a crime.”

On a milk crate.

 milk crate



“Do not use intimately.”

On a tube of deodorant.

 tube of deodorant



“Warning: has been found to cause

cancer in laboratory mice.”

On a box of rat poison.

 box of rat poison



“Fragile. Do not drop.”

Posted on a Boeing 757.

 new Boeing 757



“Cannot be made non-poisonous.”

On the back of a can of de-icing windshield fluid.

 can of de-icing windshield fluid




Remove infant before folding for storage.”

On a portable stroller.

 portable stroller



“Excessive dust may be

irritating to skin and eyes.”

On a tube of agarose powder,

used to make gels.

 agarose powder



“Look before driving.”

On the dash board of a mail truck.

truck dashboard




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