Please Do Not Feed the Idiots

The kitchen is done.  Every other room is probably half done.  I am hoping to be unpacked by Friday night and then I can just sit on my ass all weekend (or, more likely, get started weeding.  There are a lot of weeds.)

The cats are starting to adjust, though from 5 am to 7 am they meow incessantly.  There are a lot of trees in the area which means, coincidentally, that there are a lot of birds.  Being city cats, this is a relatively novel concept for them.  They let us know just how novel a concept it is by meowing at every window they can look out of, and ones that they cannot, until we scare them enough to go back into hiding under the couch.  Needless to say, this is not a viable long-term solution.

I think that part of the problem is that they can hear the birds, but not see them anywhere.  We are entertaining the idea of getting a bird feeder, so at least they might have some birds to see and can then shut the hell up.  We will also entertain any other ideas anyone, anywhere might have.  So lay them on me.  I guess I can always start waking up at 5 instead of 6.  At least that way I wouldn’t have an excuse to not work out in the morning before work.  And maybe if I am up they will leave Mr. W alone.  Of course,this means that I would have to go to bed by like 9 pm and put the last nail in my old lady coffin.  (Mr. W already teases me about being an old woman because I use coupons and try to pay with exact change.  I think these things just make me more efficient.)

In less sleepy news, the lens cleaning company I use is coming under fire for having “failed to adequately warn consumers about the dangers of using the product improperly.”  This article states that, “patients to continue to report accidentally putting the caustic chemical in their eyes, causing severe pain and, in some cases, serious harm” even though the bottles “include a red warning dubbed ‘Important,’ clear instructions to use only the special case and not to put the product directly in the eye. That’s in addition to a cardboard collar that warns of potential misuse.”

This has officially reached the point where if a consumer fails to pay attention to the directions and warning labels provided, then they deserve what they get.  I have used this particular product for at least 10 years and haven’t had a single issue with it.  You know why?  Because I can read.  It doesn’t take a great deal of intelligence to use this product correctly.  I really wish we as a society would stop protecting people from themselves.  How are we ever going to evolve into a stronger, fitter society if we coddle the idiots?

Anyway, that’s my rant for the day.  Back to unpacking.

2 thoughts on “Please Do Not Feed the Idiots

  1. “I’m not saying let’s go kill all the stupid people.. I’m just saying let’s remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.”

    My new favorite saying! Ha!

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