On the bottom of my Puffs tissue box, there are step by step directions complete with illustrations on how to properly blow your nose. What the heck? Notice that the link is under “Pointers for Parents.” Parents now need instructions on how to teach their kids how to blow? I’m pretty sure my mom managed tackle this task without a handbook.
Or maybe those directions on the box are meant for kids to read & follow. That’s another “what the heck…” Don’t most kids learn how to blow their wee noses before they learn to read? I know I did.
Do diaper manufacturers print instructions on their packaging? After seeing the tissue box, I wouldn’t be surprised.
Yeah, this is mundane and pointless. But I’m thinking that makers of everyday items assume consumers have zero common sense or that consumers *really don’t *have any common sense. Sorta reminds me of all the obligatory warning signs doubling as disclaimers on items like irons; “Caution, do not touch the working end of this product, it is hot while in use and may burn you.”
What products have you seen with directions and or illustrations that totally didn’t need them? And why are they there? It it because America is the Land of Litigation or because we’re just stupid beyond belief?