Thursday, January 05, 2006

ONLY IN AMERICA

1. Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

2. Only in America......are there handicapped parking places in front of a skating rink.

3. Only in America......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

4. Only in America......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

5. Only in America......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

6. Only in America......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

7. Only in America......do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

8. Only in America......do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

9. Only in America......do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.

10. Only in America......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods:

1. On Sears hairdryer: "Do not use while sleeping". [Gee, that's the only time I have to work on my hair]

2. On a bag of Fritos: "You could be winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. [Evidently, the shoplifter special]

3. On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap." [And that would be how...?]

4. On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestions: Defrost." [But it's *just* a suggestion]

5. On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of box): "Do not turn upside down". [Oops, too late!]

6. On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating". [As sure as night follows the day]

7. On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body". [But wouldn't this save even more time?]

8. On Boot's Children's Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication". [We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.]

9. On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning!: May cause drowsiness" [One would hope]

10. On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only". [As opposed to what?]

11. On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use." [I gotta admit, I'm curious]

12. On Sainsbury's peanuts: "Warning: Contains nuts". [NEWS FLASH]

13. On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: open packet, eat nuts." [Step 3: Fly Delta]

14. On a child's Superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly". [I don't blame the company. I do blame parents for this one!]



In case you can't read the caption:

Never Underestimate The Power
Of Stupid People In Large Groups!

11 Comments:

  1. Ric said...
    I'm glad football season is over - I can't stand staying up this late - wrecks my whole day.

    Reallly good game though.

    Funny stuff, Bonnie.

    Keep 'em coming.
    Live, Love, Laugh said...
    these were hilarious!!!
    Dennie McDonald said...
    LOL!
    An Ordinary Christian said...
    Loved reading those - too funny! Thanks for joining us - the 5th through the 7th. You all especially encourage me because you go first, due to the time difference, and I am following you example. Will be praying for you.
    Ballpoint Wren said...
    Heh! Your word verification today is: "bddass"!
    M. G. Tarquini said...
    3. Only in America......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

    I was thinking this exact thing as I crawled to the back of the drugstore during my croupy, snotty, coughing like a TB patient phase.
    Dana Y. T. Lin said...
    I always wondered about those 'no purchase necessary to win' things.

    Now I know, just steal 'em.

    THanks for the tip, Bonnie.
    James Goodman said...
    Those were great! I'm still grinning...
    Robin Caroll said...
    Thanks for sharing these, girl...I'm laughing over here! :)
    M. C. Pearson said...
    Egads but that was funny. Dave is gonna love it! I'll instruct him to read it when he gets home in the morning. I love your comments on each too...priceless.
    Bonnie Calhoun said...
    Tomorrow it will beack to a woman's point of view! (insert maniacal laughter here!)

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