Monday, March 21, 2005

Warning Labels

Mr. Jones writes, "There will soon be no product sold on the market that doesn't include warning labels." Soon? I would, in fact, venture to guess that the text-messaging device in question already had a warning card in the box, including the ever-popular "do not immerse" and slyly tempting "batteries should not be disposed of in flames."

I bought chain once, stainless steel links of three-eighths inch thick metal and with a pull-test strength in the thousands of pounds, which said that it wasn't to be used for playground equipment, towing, pulleys or lifting heavy weights (there might have been more on the list, I lost track and I probably voided the warranty by not keeping the list. Oh, and by using the chain for playground equipment). What was I supposed to use it for, interior decoration?

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