Sunday, June 21, 2009


Ever since we bought the LoveSac rocker and laughed out loud at its warning tag, I've enjoyed looking for warnings and disclaimers that are out of the ordinary. Some mix humor with legal warnings like the LoveSac. Some are intended to be serious and end up simply confusing. Some are... well, see for yourself.

On a group email: "This is a transmission from (insert company name here) and may contain information which is privileged and confidential. If you are not the addressee, note that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the contents of this message is prohibited."

So...if I am the addressee, does that mean I can disclose, copy, distribute and use the contents of this message to my heart's content?

On a package of hotel coffee: "Consuming Smart Roast coffee in conjunction with staying at a Holiday Inn Express hotel may result in rapid increase in intelligence leading to an alienation of friends due to your knowing the answers to everything and not being afraid to say so."

I'm not sure I can figure out the real meaning of this warning label before I've had my morning coffee, but I'm ever on Jeopardy, I'm bringing a cuppa with me!

On the Amtrak web site: "Cell phones typically do not work well in long tunnels."

Before I quote Homer Simpson (Doh!), I'll just state for the record that the last one probably belongs in the same category as "Do not eat the rocker." We're traveling by Amtrak later this summer; I promise, I won't try to text message anyone while we're inside a long tunnel. I'll wait until we're out of the tunnel and I've had my coffee before I try to apply logic to my cell phone. Friends, you may have to wait until we're off the train before I send any email.


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Blogger Flea said...

I love the coffee disclaimer. Sounds like I need me some of that. :)

6/22/2009 1:27 AM  
Blogger Kim Moldofsky said...

I love the hotel coffee disclaimer. I wonder about those email disclaimers, especially when they come from PR folks telling me about their latest contest or whatnot. Um, don't they want me to forward it to my friends?

I also love the disclaimers at the local playgrounds. No running? Yeah, right.

Have a good trip!

6/23/2009 4:06 PM  
Blogger Khrys said...

I love the e-mail disclaimers that tell you to delete the e-mail if you are not the addressee. The funny thing is, that it is usually a forwarded e-mail I get from friends.

6/23/2009 10:42 PM  

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