Sunday, July 12, 2009

Care instructions

Turning my jeans inside out before washing I noticed the label saying:-

Remove your jeans before washing.

Drat! I was really looking forward to the spin cycle.

21 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Is this like the "Warning: may contain nuts" you get on some bags of peanuts?

PI said...

Kim: the very same:)

savannah said...

the nanny state is alive and well, sugarpie! xoxoxo

FrankandMary said...

Yes, I always marvel at the Do Not Ingest on my floor wax bottle.
~Mary

Z said...

But how are you to know what the label says unless you've already removed your jeans? Tsck. They just didn't think it through.

Shane said...

And best take care when rinsing your hands in a public place.

PI said...

Savannah: and initiative is a dirty word.

FrankandMary: my old headmaster used to bemoan the fact that we were all spoon-fed in the forties. He wouldn't believe today's world.

Z: it was lucky I spotted it in time. I could have been whirling round with the coloureds.

Shane: oh why? What could happen?

Shane said...

'Remove your jeans before washing?'

What could happen? I know you don't really want me to answer that question. And besides, maybe I was reading it through the lens of a youngish man who has known public places wherein prolonged hand-washing (esp. with jeans around ankles, Patricia!) would muster attentions that would be, well, unwelcome - or even well unwelcome!

Think uncouth sweaty men - unattractive, coarse, with needs.

It's as direct as I can be on this.

Edelweiss Transplanted said...

The mental picture of the jeans-wearing, would-be-launderer is irresistible!

I did have children who suggested that they keep their clothes on in the bath, thus saving us the trouble of washing them ...

Keith said...

I have seen a "Best before date" on a pair of socks label, and a "use by date" on a packet of sea-salt. It's been around for millions of years for Gods sake, and still tastes good to be! (The salt I mean, not the socks!)

AndrewM said...

Don't run with scissors.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...That is truly Hilarious! Yeah...I'd look forward to that Spin Cycle, too...lol!

PI said...

Shane:'think uncouth sweaty men' last night I was transfixed when Ben Fogle and James the oarsman rushed naked in freezing temperatures in the Arctic to wash their nethers in the snow. They were quite couth though.

Eidelweiss: people have been known to sit in hot baths in jeans in the pursuit of skin tightness.

Keith: socks? Now that's weird!

Andrewm: you never know where they've been:)

Naomi: it was not to be:)

debra said...

My daughter send me an entire list of these silly warnings. I think I see a post in my future!

lom said...

I have seen a remove before ironing on a shirt!

angryparsnip said...

I have a friend who worked for a legal company who have to write these silly statements to avoid law-suits.
I remember one where a medical instrument had a tiny ball in it and how a child got a-hold of it I don't know ?. . . . but small ball was inserted in nose and the parents sued... so the statement paper has to say, do not insert in nose.

angryparsnip said...

Oh forgot to say thanks for the giggle ! ! !

PI said...

Debra: I'll look forward to that:)

LOM: those will be the pins. No?

Parsnip: I once pushed a dried pea up my nose but we didn't have warnings in those days. It was survival of the fittest. Glad you had a giggle:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Hahaha you have to wonder what someone did, then tried to sue some manufacturer...

...do you know about the hot coffee, the customer and some fast food place in the US?

PI said...

GG: no I don't know about the hot coffee, the customer and some fast food place in the US. Are you going to tell me?

rashbre said...

surely the way to make jeans shrink to fit is to wear them in the bath. Or is that too old school?