Jul 092011

Friday after work has now become my Monday in terms of grocery shopping.  At least for the next 4 months, when I get to have my Monday’s off again.

So, as I’m going through the grocery store, sticking to my list (mostly), I get to the aisle where I purchase the jar of peanuts I’m looking for because they are high in protein and I need to have little snacks with me all the time.

Choosing from the large assortment of 2 manufacturers that my store has to offer a little voice goes off in my head saying “You know those little food allergy cautions that they put on foods?  You should really check the label and see if they put one on your jar”.

So I told my little voice “Come on now, you can’t be serious?  If someone is allergic to peanuts, why would it be necessary to put a statement on the label that pointed that out?”

Plus, it’s glass jar, exposing it’s contents clearly.

Really, are companies that paranoid of a lawsuit that they couldn’t got before a judge and say “Your Honor, I realize that the product that we manufacture is peanuts, and this product is in a clear container so that you can see exactly what you are buying, so why would we take up valuable space on our label by pointing out the obvious?  AND, we stated on the label that they were PEANUTS, in nice, big beautiful letters, so we would hope that we took all necessary precautions to alert our customers of what they were purchasing”.

Then again, it took a lawsuit from a woman to make fast food restaurants put a warning on their coffee cups that said that the contents were hot.

I couldn’t resist.  I had to look.

Yes, it was there.



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  1. *sigh* Sad world we live in huh? Kinda like the warnings on hair dryers and curling irons and flat irons “Do not use under water”. It just means that people have tried it.

  2. Which is why there are the “Darwin Awards.” Idiots.

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