September 19, 2007

Things that make you wonder

Ok so I bought a 3 pack of Puffs tissues (fall allergy season in a household that has 4 people with allergies) and as I was taking them out of the packaging I couldn't help but notice that they kindly put directions on how to use the tissues on the bottom of the boxes ..... in 3 languages.

Can you just picture some 80 yr old dude saying, "ooooohhhh look here Martha, you hold the tissue under your nose and blow." "Well thunderation, Hal, what new fangled thing will they think of next!"

If you see me on the street reading directions on how to use a tissue please feel free to run me over.

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7 comments:

lorinda said...

When I watch people do 'farmer blows' (shooting out the stuff without a tissue), I'm not surprised that Puffs includes directions. Some people are clearly not in on the plan. Sadly.

monica said...

yes and allergy season is closely followed by the flu season, and some people need all the direction they can get. Sad but true. It alwasys amazes me some of the directions and warning that are placed on items, but you know, someone has taken a hairdryer into the shower or put an aeresol can into the microwave to warrant the warnings.

Wool Winder said...

Crazy!

Lynn said...

To me, if a person doesnt know how to use a tissue, they wont know how to read either!!!!

Just A Knit Wit said...

Ok, I can maybe understand directions on shampoo. MAYBE. But tissues? I mean... they're not that complicated!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Yeah, because we all need DIRECTIONS to know how to blow our noses!!

Tabitha said...

Thank you SOOOO much for explaining how to use tissues. I was sitting here with my box of Puff's wondering how on earth to use them.

It really is scary how stupid manufacturers think we are. I really, really hope we haven't gotten so dumb yet. I saw instructions on a moist towelette not long ago. I am surprised that food packaging doesn't tell you how to eat it.