Warning: Stupidity Ahead!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Take heed of that warning in the title.

There is stupidity ahead and lots of it.

The stupid signs by stupid people for stupid people continues.

Enjoy (and maybe cringe a little).


may contain nuts


“May be harmful if swallowed.”

On a shipment of hammers.

 shipment of hammers



“Using Ingenio cookware to destroy your

old pots may void your warranty.”

A printed message that appears in a television

advertisement when the presenter demonstrates

how strong the cookware is by using it to

beat up and destroy a regular frying pan.

 Ingenio cookware



“Do not attempt to stop the blade with your hand.”

In the manual for a Swedish chainsaw.

 Swedish chainsaw



“Do not dangle the mouse by its cable

or throw the mouse at co-workers.”

 ……from a manual for an SGI computer.

 cat and mouse



“Warning: May contain nuts.”

On a package of peanuts.

 may contain nuts 2



“Do not eat.”

On a slip of paper in a stereo box,

referring to the styrofoam packing.

(Maybe this one is not so daft, I once

saw someone trying to eat this stuff!)




“Do not eat if seal is missing.”

On said seal.

 Do not eat if seal is missing



“Access hole only —

not intended for use in lifting box.”

On the sides of a shipping carton,

just above cut-out openings which one

would assume were handholds.

 box with hand holes



“Warning: May cause drowsiness.”

On a bottle of Nytol, a brand of sleeping pills.




“Warning: Misuse may cause injury or death.”

Stamped on the metal barrel of a .22 calibre rifle.

 .22 calibre rifle



“Do not use orally after using rectally.”

In the instructions for an electric thermometer.

 electric thermometer



“Turn off motor before using this product.”

On the packaging for a chain saw file,

used to sharpen the cutting teeth on the chain.

 chain saw file






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