Warning Labels

| Comments

The packaging for my new razor says “Not intended for children.” Who in their right mind would give a razor to a child? And if you’re the type of person to give a razor to a child, are you really reading the warning labels? Does anyone ever read that and have a lightbulb moment?

It reminds me of the Douglas Adams book So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. One of the characters, Wonko the Sane, puts the world in an asylum after reading the detailed instructions on a pack of toothpicks. “Ah yes,” he said, “that’s to do with the day I finally realized that the world had gone totally mad and built the Asylum to put it in, poor thing, and hoped it would get better.”