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Hi Everybody. The only reason why microwave instructions include " place in microwave " and packs of silica gel say "Do not eat" is because there are a lot of stupid people in the world Tongue

I'm sure someone out there has put their head in the microwave to dry their hair then went on to use the hair dryer to heat up their pack of instant Silica Sarcastic_hand

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02-12-2015 07:25 AM
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(02-12-2015 07:25 AM)Robjenko Wrote:  Hi Everybody. The only reason why microwave instructions include " place in microwave " and packs of silica gel say  "Do not eat" is because there are a lot of stupid people in the world Tongue

I'm sure someone out there has put their head in the microwave to dry their hair then went on to use the hair dryer to heat up their pack of instant Silica Sarcastic_hand

Unfortunately this is probably true.

Then sued someone when the desired effect was not achieved.

I remember the first microwave I came across - this would have been around 1981.

I'd got some mincemeat pies from the excellent baker across the road. Stuck them in the microwave. Took them out again - the pastry wasn't even warm. Stuck them back in again for a few minutes then bit into some magma. That hurt!

But my reaction wasn't to sue someone - it was to go ow!

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02-12-2015 07:29 AM
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Morning all - too many lawyers in the world does not help either.
02-12-2015 11:11 AM
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That's been the case for a very long time. Shakespeare's character Dick the butcher said in Henry Vi part 2 "The first thing we do, we'll kill all the lawyers". This was written around 1591. It seems some things never change.

Or as Einstein put it, the two things most likely to be infinite are the Universe and stupidity. And I'm not too sure about the Universe.

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(01-12-2015 05:01 PM)Don Wrote:  I suspect product liability laws have a lot to answer for. It is almost like the medieval witch hunts.

"I did something stupid, who can I sue?"

as opposed to 

"I did something stupid, I must have been influenced by a witch. So burn them!"

There is a need for those laws but the "entitled" as ever need their poor sensibilities dealt with by applying very large amounts of other people's money.

Lol i mean in that sense, yes people are idiots. why do you think mcdonalds and all the fast food places have to put CAUTION HOT on all their coffees? Some woman bought a mcD's coffee, spilt it on her lap and sued big time!
02-12-2015 10:48 PM
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And was awarded $6 million. Till the award was overturned by a superior court not staffed by 6 year olds.

Thank goodness for appellate courts staffed by sane people.

Here, the mad woman would not have been able to sue in the first place - or at least not without spending around a million dollars up front. Which she wouldn't have got back.

There is this wonderful concept in Scots Law (rarely invoked) of the "vexatious litigant". 

Only reason I know this stuff is my late father was a professor of law.

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Good Morning all - 8.15am and still dark here - I hate the winter. Big change here today though - it is not going to rain[Image: smile.gif]. Hope you all have a good day.
03-12-2015 08:18 AM
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Morning Eddie!

Overcast and chilly here. 

And it is past time I went to work Sad

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cold and wet outside , and i'm getting the 3rd degree 'cause the fog has escaped my man cave and invaded the rest of the house .
they should see the cloud at the vape shop

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You should keep going, pretty soon she won't see the cloud for the fog Tongue

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