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Date: 03 August 2014
Today's Topic: Dumb, Disasterous and Dangerous Packaging
Triggers: Experience at home
My Grump: The people who design this stuff need brain surgery
All my adult life I've wanted to bring the people who design these dangerous packages to some kind of justice. The amount of blood spilt by these things would make the crusades look like a game of hop-scotch.
Most of the meat I eat has been well bled before I get to cook it, or eat it. So why would I want to substitute this with my own blood because of a little slip when removing the lid of a modern day tin can?
The last bonkers item in my opinion, is this bottle of shampoo. Now we have put shampoo upside-down for years, most particularly when it is coming to the end of the pot, otherwise it takes ages waiting for the last little bit to drain down.
But the design usually meant that the upside-down base would balance the rest of the bottle. Not head and shoulders! I keep this in the shower but have to jamb it behind the riser rail of the shower head, otherwise it tips over everytime you try to balance it on this stupid little lid.
The last thing to talk about here are the dumb instructions on packaging, which is almost as dumb as some of the packaging itself. Here are some examples of dumb instructions and warnings.
What dumb-ass instructions have you got on things in your cupboard?
I'm sure you also have packaging like this in your larder.
Please share your thoughts below, thank you.