Plastic Surgery

Is Plastic Surgery just for shallow people? Or is there more to it than meets the eye?

I feel there are at least? two facets to plastic surgery. Having Rhinoplasty because your nose is too small / too large is well very self centered. However having breast surgery after a masectomy is definately the thing to do. Dealing with Cancer is a big enough issue without actually having to cope with the destruction of your body too.

Having said that,? I don’t condemn having plastic surgery to make one look and feel good. Not sure if I could cope with the pain though!

In Honour of Ridiculousness!

In case you think I need to prove what a ridiculous world we live, here’s the proof!

The following? are some actual label instructions found on consumer products.

  • On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) – ‘Do not turn upside down.’
  • On Sainsbury’s peanuts – ‘Warning: contains nuts.’?
  • On Hershey’s Almond Bar – ‘Warning: may contain traces of nuts’.
  • On Heinz Ketchup – ‘Instructions – Put on food’.
  • On Boot’s Children Cough Medicine – ‘Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.’
  • On a Slush Puppy Cup – ‘Caution: Ice may be cold’.
  • On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding – ‘Product will be hot after heating.’?
  • On a chocolate CD box – ‘Do not place this product into any electrical equipment’.
  • On toner cartridge – ‘Do not eat toner’.
  • On a toilet in sports arena – ‘Recycled flush water unsafe for drinking’.
  • On a toilet brush – ‘Do not use orally’.
  • On a wheelbarrow – ‘Not intended for highway use’.
  • On Aim-n-flame firelighter – ‘Do not use near fire, flame or sparks’.
  • On a box of matches – ‘Caution: Contents may catch fire’.
  • On Pine Mountain Fire Logs – ‘Caution: Risk of fire’.
  • On a fire extinguisher – ‘Caution: Non Flamable’.
  • On a Sears hairdryer – ‘Do not use while sleeping.’
  • On a different hairdryer – ‘Do not use while taking a shower’.
  • On a curling iron – ‘Warning: This product can burn eyes’.
  • On a microwave – ‘Do not use for drying pets’.
  • On a massaging device – ‘Do not use while sleeping or unconscious’.
  • On RCA TV Remote – ‘Not Dishwasher Safe’.
  • On a credit card – ‘Payment is due by the due date’.
  • On a Beach Ball – ‘Caution: It is not a live? saving device’.?
  • On a child’s toy age 12months+ – ‘Not suitable for children under 3 years’.?
  • On a jigsaw puzzle – ‘Some assembly required’.
  • On insect spray – ‘Not tested on animals’.
  • On a blanket – ‘Not to be used as protection from a tornado’.
  • On a disposable blade – ‘Do not use during an earthquake’.
  • On a bag of Fritos – ‘You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.’
  • On a bar of Dial soap – ‘Directions: Use like regular soap.’
  • On an infant bath – ‘Do not throw baby out with bath water’.
  • On a bottle of Dog Shampoo -‘Do not feed to fish’.
  • On some Swanson frozen dinners – ‘Serving suggestion: Defrost.’?
  • On a cardboard windshield sunshade – ‘Do not? drive with sunshield in place’.?
  • On a mattress – ‘Do not attempt to swallow’.
  • On packaging for a Rowenta iron – ‘Do not iron clothes on body.’?
  • On Nytol Sleep Aid – ‘Warning: May cause drowsiness.’?
  • On most brands of Christmas lights – ‘For indoor or outdoor use only.’?
  • On a Japanese food processor – ‘Not to be used for the other use.’
  • On an American Airlines packet of nuts – ‘Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts.’
  • On a child’s Superman costume – ‘Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.’
  • On a Swedish chainsaw – ‘Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.’?
  • On a Korean Kitchen Knife (KKK?) – ‘Keep out of children’.
  • On a bottle of Little Ones Baby Lotion – ‘Keep away from children’.
  • On a frisbee – ‘May contain small parts’.
  • On a bottle of Windex – ‘Do not spray into eyes’.
  • On a bottle of Pepper Spray – ‘Never aim spray at your own eyes’.
  • On another bottle of Pepper Spray – ‘May irritate eyes’.
  • On a bottle of Hair Colour – ‘Do not use as an ice-cream topping’.
  • On a bottle of Liquid Plummer – ‘Do not reuse bottle to store beverages’.
  • On a novelty rock garden set called Popcorn Rock – ‘Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth’.
  • On a toilet plunger – ‘Do not use near power lines’.
  • On a Dremel Electric Rotary tool – ‘Not intended for use as a dental drill’.
  • On Arm & Hammer Cat Litter – ‘Safe to use around pets’.
  • On Baby Oil – ‘Keep out of reach of children’.
  • On Stridex Foaming Face Wash – ‘May contain foam’.
  • On a camera – ‘This camera will only work when a film is inside’.
  • On Komastu Floodlight – ‘This floodlight is capable of illuminating large areas, even in the dark’.
  • On package of Fisherman’s Friend lozenges – ‘Not meant as a substitute for human companionship’.
  • On a bottle of Bowl Fresh – ‘Safe to use around pets and children, although it is not recommended that either be permitted to drink from? toilet’.?

Do feel free to add your own findings in our comments section. I know there are plenty more around but chose to not list them all. There were far too many!

So, the question is, is this political correctness gone wrong or does it just? prove our ridiculousness?

Be My Valentine?

Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I have always felt that it is great to have an excuse to show someone you love them. Not that you should need an excuse. But sometimes having an excuse can be helpful especially when :-

  • the person is not aware you exist
  • you want to do something out of the ordinary for someone who gives your life meaning
  • you might want to smooth things over with a friend
  • you might simply want to put a smile on someones face

What bothers me is how commercialised Valentine’s Day is becoming. And it is not just that it is commercialised but that it is really tightly segmented too. Apparently the industry thinks that Valentine’s Day is simply for “lovers” and should give chocolate, flowers and red heart shaped things!

The truth is that you do not need Valentine’s Day to show someone you love them, nor do you need cash or heart shaped things either. There are simple things that can make a huge difference to someone that take little effort and no cash. My favourites include :-

  • having an unexpected cup of tea brought to me
  • having a bath? run for me
  • being allowed to shower on my own (have a toddler in the house!)
  • finding the dishwasher already unloaded
  • being given an unexpected hug or kiss
  • receiving a love letter (which is what traditionally people did before mass produced feelingless cards)

What you do essentially is your choice, but Valentine’s should be anything but commercial!