November 15, 2012
Thousands of needless deaths...
I got two new toys from Amazon Santa yesterday. Have you seen these timers? To set a 5 minute timer, you set it so the 5 faces up; 0 to turn it off. Brilliant.
John Stossel has this one guy on every year who awards $1000 to the stupidest warning label or instruction. I saw the metronome directions and wondered what manner of dire warnings would be in it. I expected: "Do Not Bring Metronome into the bathtub!" "Do not use for brain surgery!"
Surprisingly, there was nothing outrageous. Take the batteries out if you're putting it away for a long time. Do not store in sunlight. Fair.
Then I picked up the docs for the kitchen timer and got my reward:
No doubt they'd get sued -- but, really?