Thursday, June 27, 2013

Not Sure Which Is Scarier...

Which is scarier?

The prosecution's star witness in the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin is 19, still in high school, and admits that the letter she wrote to Trayvon's mother...she didn't actually write it.  She can't even read it, because it's in cursive.

Or is it this: I just received a sample kit in which I am to collect my urine for 24 hours.  The test is to determine whether I am likely to develop kidney stones again, or if this was a one-time event.  While reading the instructions, it tells you how to collect the samples for 24 hours.  It tells you not to remove the sponge from the collection container.  What is scary is that it tells you to put the container in the refrigerator in between filling it... and "don't drink it."

There are enough people out there who need to be told not to drink their own urine that you would bother to put this in the directions?  And who, presumably, know how to read, so that they can understand the direction not to drink their own urine?

Perhaps it is time to consider moving to a country with a future.  I am beginning to feel like I am living in the prequel to Idiocracy.

UPDATE: For those who are wondering: this isn't a warning on the collection bottle.  It is on the printed instructions.

5 comments:

Aaron said...

Some people really are that dumb. Or if the warning is on the bottle, it might be labelled to stop an innocent and unknowing fridge grazer from suffering from a traumatic experience.

Of course others may need to be warned after watching this scene from Dodgeball:

JohnG said...

Does the bottle have a child-proof cap?

rfb said...

Think about it Clayton. You live in a society that requires signs in rest rooms instructing users to wash their hands.

I saw this change in my lifetime, and the trajectory is still down.

Gladorn said...

Unfortunately the people who may be wont to drink their own urine probably will have a high probability of not reading the included printed instructions.

Windy Wilson said...

There are certain alternative medicines that claim Urolagnia is theraputic.

Not putting the warning ON the bottle is as stupid as having the warning in the printed instructions.