The question of the day is, “Will the one person in this world who reads all those cautions and warnings that come with those wonderful products raise his or her hand.” My reasoning tells me there can’t be more than one in this world. OK. Maybe two.
I can’t remember exactly when. Seems like it was in the early 80s when I heard a news story about two men who sued Sears and won. It seems Sears did not caution against using a lawn mower to trim hedges. Now I don’t know about you but I would hope most people, the human type, would actually realize the Hazzards of such a thing. Besides, I would think it’s a little awkward.
Nonetheless, I’m sure the Sears corporation started adding the proper caution. Even more, their lawyers likely met in some big room and started dreaming up dozens of other cautions and warnings to keep their company out of the courtrooms.
I also suspect that many other outfits, large & small, took note. And now the trees are falling so that thousands of companies can have paper to print millions of pages of warnings and cautions, which never-ever get read.
Indeed, it has defeated the very purpose of them. And so it is that people suffer because of too much caution ⚠️.
It is, however, nice to know that the big corporations will suffer no loss. The info is there. If we don’t read it, it’s our fault, not theirs.
Sometimes, I wonder if our lawyers, law makers and those looking to get rich quick in the courtrooms will be the downfall of this country.
Regardless, we know the lawyers and those who write the laws will do really well, until we the folks that put up with them get tired of it all.
It’s about time we do away with this absurdity, that is, before it does away with us.
Now, let’s see. Do you suppose a lawnmower could be safely modified to trim hedges. Maybe those 2 men had a brilliant idea after all.