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DrFaroohk
03-17-2009, 01:05 PM
How many of the disclaimers and warnings are useless? How many are unnecessary? For instance, I see many stores say "Management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone." Well duh. It's private property, you don't need a big sign out there.

What would happen if you just had a sign on your door that said "By entering, I release <store name> from ANY liablity whatsoever in regards to injuries, property damage, and my personal feelings".

Emrld
03-17-2009, 01:10 PM
We have to make sure that Lawyers have something to do.

I agree that to many some of those signs are basically a waste. However, it isn't common sense to everyone. People new to a contry have to learn . . . as we get older we have to learn.

At the same time having these signs up everywhere can lead to people becoming blind to signs . . .they don't actually read the important ones because in the back of their mind they think they already know the answers.

Aethian
03-17-2009, 01:22 PM
Well yea but a lot of those disclaimers stop stupid people from suing because someone was dumb enough to use the item in a unintended way and then succesfully sue.

RetailWorkhorse
03-18-2009, 03:11 AM
Well yea but a lot of those disclaimers stop stupid people from suing because someone was dumb enough to use the item in a unintended way and then succesfully sue.

"Do not iron clothes while on body" comes to mind.

fireheart
03-18-2009, 03:32 AM
"Do not iron clothes while on body" comes to mind.

Don't forget "the wearing of this garment does not enable the child (or self) to fly." on a superman costume.

There's a few others as well...

Irving Patrick Freleigh
03-18-2009, 03:35 AM
Well yea but a lot of those disclaimers stop stupid people from suing because someone was dumb enough to use the item in a unintended way and then succesfully sue.

My personal favorite is the one that says "Do not use hands or genitals to stop chainsaw." Or something like that.

fireheart
03-18-2009, 03:54 AM
My personal favorite is the one that says "Do not use hands or genitals to stop chainsaw." Or something like that.

One question regarding that...

WHO THE HELL IS STUPID ENOUGH TO USE THEIR GENITALS TO STOP A CHAINSAW?! :eek: :lol:

That'll teach you to inappropriately use a chainsaw.

Calie
03-18-2009, 05:07 AM
One question regarding that...

WHO THE HELL IS STUPID ENOUGH TO USE THEIR GENITALS TO STOP A CHAINSAW?! :eek: :lol:

That'll teach you to inappropriately use a chainsaw.

If they're dumb enough to do that, then we shouldn't interfere.' We don't want that guy procreating anyways...besides, then he can get the honor of a Darwin Award.

Irving Patrick Freleigh
03-18-2009, 05:14 AM
One question regarding that...

WHO THE HELL IS STUPID ENOUGH TO USE THEIR GENITALS TO STOP A CHAINSAW?! :eek: :lol:



I think his name is Richard Lester Mann now. Or at least it should be.

draggar
03-18-2009, 12:19 PM
IMO most disclaimers is on packages because the company has already been sued for that reason.

Cuation: Coffee may be hot.

Luna Baby
03-18-2009, 02:22 PM
IMO most disclaimers is on packages because the company has already been sued for that reason.

Cuation: Coffee may be hot.


Agreed. I was just going to point out that for the warning to be so obvious that it's rediculous to think it's even needed, it has had to have been tried at some point by someone, somewhere. Now where is Mr. Richard Lesman?:eek:

katie kaboom
03-18-2009, 03:03 PM
WHO THE HELL IS STUPID ENOUGH TO USE THEIR GENITALS TO STOP A CHAINSAW?! :eek: :lol:


I don't know, but that sounds like one of GK's callers.:lol:

wraiths_crono
03-18-2009, 04:22 PM
disclaimers: there to keep stupid people from hurting themselves, thus it is anti-Darwin, I say: no disclaimers and let stupid people be stupid, and make it to where companies cant be held liable for the stupidity of humans.

Broomjockey
03-18-2009, 06:36 PM
http://www.bash.org/?4753

Aethian
03-18-2009, 09:49 PM
Remove infant before folding stroller.

crazylegs
03-18-2009, 09:56 PM
Electric Kettle: Not for stovetop use
Kids cough medicine: Do not drive or use heavy machinery

Peppergirl
03-18-2009, 10:15 PM
Warnings on sleep aids:

May cause drowsiness.

dalesys
03-19-2009, 12:18 AM
Warning label on the printhead of a high speed dot-matrix printer (180lpm - 3 lines per second - it would go zeet-bam zeet-bam zeet-bam)

Do not insert personal object.

Damn right. That's the wrong way to beat it.

Broomjockey
03-19-2009, 01:41 AM
Do not insert personal object.

Damn right. That's the wrong way to beat it.

See, I had a thought of "what about an impersonal object?"

Yours is funnier though. :D