Into the void
Commit yourself to be more trusting and more trustworthy
Even when we aren’t living under quarantine, there’s no such thing as too careful.
Or so it would seem, based upon the warning labels that turn up more and more frequently on common, household products.
A few real world examples:
For external use only — On a curling iron.
Do not use in shower — On a hair dryer.
Do not drive with sun shield in place — On a cardboard screen that keeps sunlight off your dashboard.
May irritate eyes — On a can of self-defense pepper spray.
Remember, objects in the mirror are actually behind you — On a rear-view mirror.
Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage — On a baby stroller.
Warning: May cause drowsiness — On a bottle of sleeping pills.
Caution: Do not use near power lines — On a toilet plunger.
Do not use as an ice cream topping — On a tube of hair coloring.
Warning: do not attempt to swallow — On a mattress.
What does it tell us about ourselves that we have to be told the painfully obvious?
Where are we headed as a society when the victory of common sense over monstrous stupidity can no longer be taken for granted?
Every once in a while, however, the obvious does surprise us by proving less than obvious.