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Instruction Overkill?? by Spursfan on 24 July 2009 3:02pm
We've just bought new rechargeable electric toothbrushes (well, it is actually 2 in a set) to go to Turkey and I had to laugh at the instructons!

Using the appliance:
(1. is ok)

2. Put toothpaste on the brush head (oh!! that's what I've been doing wrong!!)

3. Place the brush head in your mouth (d'oh!!)

Honestly!! And it isn't as if it is an obscure foreign brand - it's a Philips!!


Re: Instruction Overkill?? by kazzzz on 24 July 2009 3:05pm
A sticker on the reverse cycle air conditioner on the wall in front of me right now...


OK. I won't. I was going to but I promise I won't.
Re: Instruction Overkill?? by Spursfan on 24 July 2009 4:13pm
Like the husband says on a slightly different tack - how annoying is it when you buy something like a kettle and it warns you that when you have made a cup of tea the water will be extremely hot and may cause scalding.

Re: Instruction Overkill?? by mrsteabag on 24 July 2009 7:07pm
One of my friends is a retired lawyer. She said that when they write instructions and warranties, they brainstorm over all the stupid things consumers could potentially do with the product, then tell them not to do them or place stickers on them to that effct. I personally have no plans to stand on the open oven door.
Re: Instruction Overkill?? by Lounge Trekker on 24 July 2009 8:55pm
Heh heh...made in China, imported by Francophones in Quebec, instructions translated twice and hopefully meaningfull in English.

You forgot an important step 4.) Turn unit on by depressing the appropriate button. Turn it on AFTER it is in your mouth or you will add toothpaste to your lovely makeup.

See us in action doing Home Dentistry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_rYdEnP0F8

Re: Instruction Overkill?? by peripatetically on 24 July 2009 10:51pm

The envelope, please!!!!

"And the winner for the best performance in a dramatic role as a dental patient with a sexy dentist IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS........ Toothy Trekker!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best performance in a supporting role as a sexy dentist is.............................. Cheryl Trekker!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Instruction Overkill?? by peripatetically on 24 July 2009 10:52pm
Hey Pete! That was a wonderful recitation of Sea Fever. No kidding! I'm impressed! And, when did you bleach your hair?
Re: Instruction Overkill?? by artofcp on 25 July 2009 2:40am
Very funny! How did you get your page to have a blue background?
Re: Instruction Overkill?? by peripatetically on 25 July 2009 2:42am
Pete, I meant to say how I like the dog in the dental office too! Was he Cheryl's next victim?
Re: Instruction Overkill?? by Lounge Trekker on 25 July 2009 9:00am
That's Bruno in the video clip. Thankfully he never did have any tooth problems...can you imagine a patient who can exert over 2000 psi point load? Ouch!

The background is a feature available on You Tube.

I'm a real fan of John Masefield's poetry. Remarkably, John Masefield did not have the constitution for a sea-faring life and lived his life in land. His work, however, is an effort of genius, one that will live with me forever.

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