Warning: Injury Ahead

Recently as I was ‘fluffing’ my XL LOVE SAC, I noticed a tag sewn in a seam of the outer cover.  As I read the tag, I laughed out loud at the ridiculous Warning Tag.  The tag was obviously a humorous swipe at our “Nanny” society.  It reads:

“Warning…Improper use of this product may cause Injury or death.  Do not jump on the Sac, projecting oneself through open space is inherently dangerous and may cause injury or death.  Do not allow your children to play unattended on the Sac….better yet, do not allow your children to play unattended at all.  Do not eat the Sac foam – more importantly never inhale as it may damage your political career.  Do not allow people to play underneath the Sac, or any other thing else for that matter as that may cause injury or death.  Keep away from heaters, burning cigarettes or other flames.  Failure to keep your Sac fluffed may cause injury or death in your Sac.  Failure to regularly wash your Sac is just gross and may somehow lead to injury or death.  Failure to share the love will only cause you to loose friends – possibly resulting in injury or death.”

When did we become a “Nanny” society so eager to file law suits to make someone other than ourselves responsible for our safety?  I believe there should be an expectation of common sense among adults, but these warning labels infer a total lack of mental acuity of the user.  Since when does an adult need to be warned that a small child could be drowned in a bucket of water if left unattended, or that a child could choke on a marble?

If you would like to see how far we have gone with what I call “Nanny” warning labels, just walk around your home and read the warning labels on almost everything you buy.  Manufacturers are attempting to protect themselves against law suits.  So their warning labels try to cover all possibilities of injury no matter how lacking in common sense they are.

We need to return to a society that expects adults to act responsibly.  We need to accept responsibility for our own safety and that of our children.  I am not saying there is never a reason to file a law suit when our safety and that of our children has been violated.  I do understand there are times when filing a law suit is totally appropriate.  What I am saying is that law suits aught not be filed in situations where common sense would have avoided the death or injury.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  ” When we accept responsibility for our safety, we use common sense in making decisions.   We do not look to make another responsible for our judgement or lack of it.”


To get your signed copy of Earlynn’s book, Transformed, just click on the tab above, “Earlynn’s Book” to order your copy.  Thank you.  Gloria, In Excelsis Deo!

About Earlynn

Earlynn is a spunky mother, grandmother and yes, even a great grandmother. I have always been drawn to things spiritual from the time I was very young. Over the years I have read, studied and prayed that God would use me to bring comfort to troubled minds. That is my purpose more than anything else, but along the way I have also lived a very happy life. I love my family....5 children, 5 inlaws, 18 grandkids and four great grandkids. I am a master cake decorator, I love gardening, I am passionate about health and nutrition. I love parties and gatherings of family and friends. I love cooking and at least twice each year I host dinner for 50. I love writing, teaching and public speaking. I love my sweetheart. We met when we were only 10 years old and will soon celebrate our 50th anniversary. Everything I do is centered on my spiritual beliefs and I know love is the answer to all of life's problems. Join me on my web site as we explore many ideas, laugh a little and love a lot.
This entry was posted in A bit of humor, Self Improvement and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Warning: Injury Ahead

  1. Tarsha says:

    Hi I am so excited I found your web site, I really found you by
    mistake, while I was looking on Aol for something
    else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to
    say thank you for a remarkable post and a all round exciting
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to
    read through it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so
    when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the awesome jo.

  2. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site offered us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done a
    formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

  3. Good day I am so grateful I found your webpage, I really
    found you by error, while I was researching on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am
    here now and would just like to say kudos for a remarkable post and
    a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to read it all at the moment but I have saved it
    and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  4. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you
    could be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will
    come back sometime soon. I want to encourage that you
    continue your great writing, have a nice afternoon!

Comments are closed.