Sunday, April 17, 2011

Stupid 2

Image by SnaggleTooth April 2011.
I had a "Stupid Directions" encounter the other Day.
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They were on sale for two dollars, so I sprung for a Hungryman Frozen Dinner, Microwave, Chicken Strip Meal I've never tried before. As a rule, I rarely eat microwave food.
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The directions stated:
"Cook 5 minutes
Carefully remove the brownie
Continue cooking ... Let sit..."
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After trying to follow the directions, I suggest changing them to:
"Carefully mangle the brownie,
(which sticks to the container.)
Eat desert first... Cook the rest longer..."
(At least the chicken was edible)
Ever run into totally impossible directions to follow?
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Photo by SnaggleTooth April 2011

12 Comments:

At 8:27 AM, Blogger G said...

Just the other day I was doing a rebate from Staples, and the directions they gave left me so confused that I had to go online for clarification.

To whit it said the following (almost verbatim):

"To mail in rebate: Send ONLY the completed ORIGINAL rebate redemption form printed from the cash register the ORIGINAL submission form printed from www.stapleseasyrebates.com, or the ORIGINAL PDF submission form provided by a Staples store."

Clear as mud.

I wound up applying for my rebate online instead of snail mail.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger ElizabethR said...

there's nothing as funny as the directions on a microwave meal. They can cause confusion AND starvation! :)

BTW you couldn't pay me to eat those brownies. Mind, you'd have to have a jack-hammer available it you wanted to give it a try.

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger TALON said...

lol! I can't recall silly directions, but I've seen some strange warning labels. Recently replaced a toilet brush and it had a warning label - "not to be used orally"

 
At 2:37 PM, Blogger desk49 said...

I like that "eat desert first cook rest later"

Directions made easy for people with Harvard degrees.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Tabor said...

Frequently. If we were meant to cook food in a microwave that would have been invented before fire!

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

G, Hmmm, "Only" used to mean one thing, not a choice of things! Thanks for relaying that instruction fiasco.

ElizabethR, Welcome to ESR comments! I agree, n I don't like throwing out food with the prices lately! Luckily I have a lower wattage model, so mine was soupy n cooked longer- n totally shredded trying to lift it out-

Talon, lol! Ewwww- "Look Mommy, a new, big, tooth brush!" Thanks for the laught!

Ellis, In that case it wasn't a choice...
I'm a person who wrote very specific directions for making a Peanut Butter n Jelly sandwich as a college assignment, n it was 500 words! I got an "A"
Some folks can be rocket scientists, but still do dumb things!

Tabor, I've had too many bad experiences with that do-hicky! I believe it's just not too good for you, n baked always tastes better.

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

So funny - I get so impatient with frozen dinner instructions. :) Always with the crazy instructions to stop and stir, etc. I never do and consequently eat a lot frozen dinners with cold spots.

 
At 8:59 AM, Blogger ... Paige said...

What no Warnings about how it's gonna be hot after you heat it up?

TY

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

I can usually follow directions on those things fine but SEEING them is sometimes almost impossible to the teeny fonts. When did they start making the words so small!?!

So... I always buy the same dinners, and I've memorized how to cook 'em by now.

xoxo

 
At 4:48 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Lynn, Yep, I really tried to lift out the stupid brownie- Guess I shouldn't bother with those instructions either!

Paige, Maybe that's why it was on sale?! 2fer NP

JanF, really? luckily I have a few handy magnifying glasses, plus reading glasses. Well, ya gotta find the good ones by trying a few once in awhile- quite a gamble!

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger ... Paige said...

Thanks so much for being a guest at my Stupid Blod Party you WON the 2nd place prize!

and BTW your commenter Lynn won a consolation prize

thanks again

 
At 11:46 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Paige, I won second! Yay! Lynn won too- YAy-! Thanks it WAS fun.

 

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