Sunday, April 17, 2011

Stupid 2

Image by SnaggleTooth April 2011.
I had a "Stupid Directions" encounter the other Day.
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.
The directions stated:
"Cook 5 minutes
Carefully remove the brownie
Continue cooking ... Let sit..."
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?
Photo by SnaggleTooth April 2011


At 8:27 AM, Blogger G. B. Miller 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, 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 ER 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?


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.


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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