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Old 07-14-2006, 09:49 AM   #1
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Ever wonder how some folks manage to survive in this world? Have you ever encountered this kind of stupidity?


I recently purchased a set of sun shades for my car - the kind that have a spring metal coil-able frame, covered in nylon fabric. I got them out of the package today and was astonished to read a large warning printed on the package and then again on the shades them selves that said ...

"warning - do not operate vehicle with sun shades in place. Shades may obscure drivers view and could result in accident or injury"

Really?



I had no idea!
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I hear that Motor homes have some warning about that you shouldn't get up from the driver's seat whilst driving, cause somebody did that to get a sandwich or something. Of course it could be an urban myth.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:27 AM   #4
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I'm fairly certain that these instructions were written by the same folks that wrote the insert for our new slinky....

".... do not use this hose for drinking water"

I would do this because why?

Lets see...

It's really hard to tell a slinky and a water hose apart?
The fittings are the right size?
I love the taste of sewage in the morning?!
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:29 AM   #5
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I hear that Motor homes have some warning about that you shouldn't get up from the driver's seat whilst driving, cause somebody did that to get a sandwich or something. Of course it could be an urban myth.
Um.... you mean you're not supposed to do that?
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Common sense died years ago. Lawyers rule, while insurance companies pay....check that....we pay. Is it any wonder? It's a very scarey world we live in is it not?
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Check the warning labels on push lawnmowers sometime... the legend has it that some brilliant attorney tried to use a power mower to trim his hedge. He lost a hand when it slipped. He successfully sued. That supposedly is when they introduced the "dead man" handles...

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Check the warning labels on push lawnmowers sometime... the legend has it that some brilliant attorney tried to use a power mower to trim his hedge. He lost a hand when it slipped. He successfully sued. That supposedly is when they introduced the "dead man" handles...

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I'm pretty sure the motorhome story is urban myth. What is not myth happened a few years ago on lake Michigan near Muskegon. Two members of the brain trust were running their 40 ft cruisers on autopilot when the cocktail hour arrived. When they intersected paths, one climbed up on top of the other. Oh, well, it's just money.....
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"warning - do not operate vehicle with sun shades in place. Shades may obscure drivers view and could result in accident or injury"

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That is what happens when you let attorneys run the business.....
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:26 PM   #11
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My two cents

There is a sign posted at our local post office, at the drive-through drop off. It's a U-shaped driveway and the four boxes are on your left side as you drive through:

"FOR EASIER MAIL DELIVERY
PULL UP CLOSE TO THE MAILBOX
AND DEPOSIT MAIL WITH YOUR LEFT HAND"

I keep imagining people holding their mail in their right hands, and wondering why they can't reach the box?

And I ask myself, did so many people do this, and complain , to where the Post Office had to go out and put up a sign????
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I opened a frozen pizza the other day, and read the instructions to cook it -

step one - Cook Pizza Before Eating

Dang, and I had it backwards all these years...
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I hear that Motor homes have some warning about that you shouldn't get up from the driver's seat whilst driving, cause somebody did that to get a sandwich or something. Of course it could be an urban myth.
Ummmm . . . . I got front-ended by a motorhome.

Picture this - I'm behind a motorhome at a stoplight. The motorhome starts backing-up TOWARDS me. I honk my horn, start backing up, and a guy in the back of said motorhome is fooling with the back curtains and looking at me with confusion.

After I have lost all room to reverse and the motorhome has crunched the front end of my Honda Accord, said driver exists his vehicle and apologizes. Claimed he just bought the motorhome a month ago (it was pretty junky) and it seemed to have a habit of slipping out of the preferred gear setting. At the stoplight, he put it in park and decided to adjust his back curtains. Gave him a real good view of my car getting crunched and me getting really pissed off.

Can you imagine the difficulty I had explaining to the insurance company how this really wasn't my fault? (They thought I had rear-ended this guy and was trying to pull a scam.)

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"warning - do not operate vehicle with sun shades in place. Shades may obscure drivers view and could result in accident or injury"
That is really funny Janet.. I don't know if you listen to, or even get the radio morning show: The Bob & Tom Show, it is syndicated out of Indiana but national now in just about every state except AZ.. I listened to it all the time when I lived in Indy. Any who....They did this really funny bit called Mr. Obvious.. I wish I could get the clip you'd die... it is based entirely on this dumb guy that can't figure out even the most basic things in life...So he calls in to a help line and he can't figure out why he keeps wrecking his car they run through about 10 different scenarios..........until he reads the print on his front window shade CALL FOR HELP.....If anybody has this clip post a link it is very funny my version doesn't do it justice
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