Thursday, September 26, 2013


First of all I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted anything. The the following paragraph.

Just a quick note, I had to make a quick trip to Florida to help with transitioning my 94 year old mother from her own home to a skilled nursing facility. It was a difficult choice for her to accept, but now she's in a safe place where I know she'll be well cared for with three good meals a day and 24/7 care. I've had to play "beat the clock" since I got back to upstate New York to get caught up with work responsibilities, animal care, and my own sanity.

Now for the "S" post: "SERIOUSLY?!"

I just bought a new, single brew, inexpensive coffeemaker complete with a small instructional pamphlet inserted inside the box. Personally, I like simple things like on and off buttons, which is why I purchased a basic "vanilla ice cream" kind of brewing device. I really didn't think reading the instructional pamphlet was necessary so I read the warning label out of curiosity.

I discovered these labels are for people who have the IQ of a turnip. Here are a few examples of Mr. Coffee's safeguards for use: (I am not making any of this up. Honestly!)

2. To protect against electric shock do not immerse the power cord, power plug or coffeemaker in water or any other liquid especially when plugged in.
3. Do not use coffeemaker outdoors.
4. Avoid contact with any moving parts.
5. Do not set a hot decanter on a cold surface.

Seriously?!  Are people really that dumb?

Which reminds me, I asked my gynecologist way back when I was on birth control pills, why he always had the pharmacist type "take orally" on the pill bottle.  He said that one of his patients actually inserted the pill vaginally and wondered why she got pregnant. Seriously?! So I guess that answers the "dumb" question.

Have a great week and happy trails. This post inspired by Jenny Matlock.