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(Some Guy)   These complaining parents are why DESSICCANT DO NO EAT needs to be written down   (narcity.com) divider line
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2021-03-02 8:27:25 AM  
Not really disagreeing but I've always thought that, at least in terms of that particular warning, if the person reading it actually needs to read it, there's little to no chance they know what "dessicant" means. The logic used to reason out what comes next could then become something like, "I am not named dessicant, therefore I can eat this."
 
2021-03-02 10:32:38 AM  
Another pithy proclamation from the Region of Peel.
 
2021-03-02 10:34:13 AM  
I think it's probably prudent to warn Peel parents not to eat their children.
 
2021-03-02 11:18:56 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Not really disagreeing but I've always thought that, at least in terms of that particular warning, if the person reading it actually needs to read it, there's little to no chance they know what "dessicant" means. The logic used to reason out what comes next could then become something like, "I am not named dessicant, therefore I can eat this."


Indeed. It really should just say "Don't eat this".
 
2021-03-02 11:56:19 AM  
"Decadent, do not eat? You're damn right I'm gonna eat something fancy like that."
...
"Mmm, that's rich"...
 
2021-03-02 11:56:51 AM  
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2021-03-02 11:57:21 AM  
Peel Halts Circulation Of Flyer Saying Kids Must Quarantine Alone After COVID-19 Exposure

Well, that would be ideal but you can get in trouble if you let the little suicidal gremlins get hurt.
 
2021-03-02 11:58:00 AM  
I wasn't a Desiccant, so I ate anyway.
 
2021-03-02 11:59:02 AM  
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2021-03-02 12:00:05 PM  

edmo: I wasn't a Desiccant, so I ate anyway.


Desi can't, but Lucy can.
 
2021-03-02 12:00:23 PM  
I used to enjoy putting that warning on all kinds of things.
"Backup Disks. Do not eat."
 
2021-03-02 12:00:45 PM  
They're OK, but they have a bit of a dry finish.
 
2021-03-02 12:02:41 PM  
Silica gel isn't harmful to ingest.

Pretty useless information, though I guess kids and pets just eat whatever's around.
 
2021-03-02 12:02:52 PM  
What would subby propose we do about the little packets that appear in every bag of beef jerky? Write "desiccant, maybe it's poison, good luck?"
 
2021-03-02 12:05:31 PM  

moothemagiccow: What would subby propose we do about the little packets that appear in every bag of beef jerky? Write "desiccant, maybe it's poison, good luck?"


"Dessiccant, it's no more poisonous than that jerky you just ate."
 
2021-03-02 12:07:22 PM  
Typical day on FARK.

These people are too stupid to comply.

Look at those people comply, they're so stupid.
 
2021-03-02 12:07:38 PM  
The flyer, which was distributed to schools in Peel Region, said that children facing exposure risk should isolate away from others, even if the child does not have symptoms. Twitter users were quick to express their concerns over isolating children away from parents and caregivers.
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2021-03-02 12:08:11 PM  

Muta: moothemagiccow: What would subby propose we do about the little packets that appear in every bag of beef jerky? Write "desiccant, maybe it's poison, good luck?"

"Dessiccant, it's no more poisonous than that jerky you just ate."


Bonus bag of sand, bon appetit
 
2021-03-02 12:09:09 PM  
I've always wondered what eating the dessiccant would to do to you.  I imagine this:

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2021-03-02 12:09:56 PM  

Ambitwistor: The flyer, which was distributed to schools in Peel Region, said that children facing exposure risk should isolate away from others, even if the child does not have symptoms. Twitter users were quick to express their concerns over isolating children away from parents and caregivers.
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2021-03-02 12:10:10 PM  

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2021-03-02 12:10:41 PM  

Bruce the Deuce: Typical day on FARK.

These people are too stupid to comply.

Look at those people comply, they're so stupid.


If you're leaning on the medical advice of a school principal over scientists, you might get called dumb.
 
2021-03-02 12:11:47 PM  
Looking thru a family album I noticed a picture taken of my sister and I under the kitchen sink wearing pots on our heads.

The caption "Helping mom cook"

I jokingly ask my mother "what kind of mother were you? Letting us play under the sink. Kids get poisoned that way"

My mother replied "we didn't have idiots for children, we told you food and drink wasn't stored under the sink so, you knew not to do it"

Mister Yuck stickers are for the left side of the bell curve.
 
2021-03-02 12:13:04 PM  
There was a website of some American lawyers association that collected those warnings. One that stayed with me was: "Please remove the baby before folding the stroller".

/ There is no cure for the stupid...
 
2021-03-02 12:14:46 PM  

Ambitwistor: I've always wondered what eating the dessiccant would to do to you.  I imagine this:


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/ now with hotlinky goodness
 
2021-03-02 12:17:20 PM  

awruk!: There was a website of some American lawyers association that collected those warnings. One that stayed with me was: "Please remove the baby before folding the stroller".


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2021-03-02 12:18:03 PM  

Ambitwistor: / now with hotlinky goodness


Oops, the image was broken when I reloaded the page, I assumed I'd messed up the link ... seems to work now.
 
2021-03-02 12:20:19 PM  
The absolute worse part of this story is that they actually apologized.  I would've been like, gee, ya think maybe it might be obvious that we didn't mean lock your kids in the tool shed, you farking idiots?
 
2021-03-02 12:23:23 PM  

donutsauce: Silica gel isn't harmful to ingest.

Pretty useless information, though I guess kids and pets just eat whatever's around.


Don't eat the kind which has blue indicator beads in it (cobalt chloride).
 
2021-03-02 12:26:55 PM  
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2021-03-02 12:27:18 PM  
I remember trying to take apart one of those packets I found inside a flintstones chewables bottle when i was a kid.  Tore it apart, they flew everywhere and i thought because i got one in my mouth I was going to die that day.
 
2021-03-02 12:31:00 PM  
Bill Engvall made a career out of things like this.
 
2021-03-02 12:35:54 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Not really disagreeing but I've always thought that, at least in terms of that particular warning, if the person reading it actually needs to read it, there's little to no chance they know what "dessicant" means. The logic used to reason out what comes next could then become something like, "I am not named dessicant, therefore I can eat this."


The point of those is not to actually inform people that they should not eat them. The point is so that when some scam artist sues for millions of dollars in pain and suffering, the manufacturer's lawyers can say to a judge "It's clearly marked on their that Gorilla Glue is not for use in hair." And the court dismisses the lawsuit rather than force a trial where a jury is going to do God-knows-what.
 
2021-03-02 12:46:53 PM  
I identify as a dessican and not a desiccant, TYVM.

That out of the way, the flyer in question specifically told families that an exposed child should be kept isolated from parents.
 
2021-03-02 12:59:29 PM  

donutsauce: Silica gel isn't harmful to ingest.

Pretty useless information, though I guess kids and pets just eat whatever's around.


The "Do Not Eat" warning come from the choking hazard of eating the packet whole.
 
2021-03-02 1:03:02 PM  
Desiccant is such a defeatist attitude, I want to see some desicCAN attitudes around here!
 
2021-03-02 1:04:44 PM  

mudesi: The absolute worse part of this story is that they actually apologized.  I would've been like, gee, ya think maybe it might be obvious that we didn't mean lock your kids in the tool shed, you farking idiots?


Really?

Uh-oh, brb....
 
2021-03-02 1:19:19 PM  
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2021-03-02 1:19:51 PM  

drewsfarkthrowaway: donutsauce: Silica gel isn't harmful to ingest.

Pretty useless information, though I guess kids and pets just eat whatever's around.

The "Do Not Eat" warning come from the choking hazard of eating the packet whole.


That and just imagine how dehydrated you will be before it passes
 
2021-03-02 1:24:34 PM  
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2021-03-02 1:25:17 PM  

Muta: moothemagiccow: What would subby propose we do about the little packets that appear in every bag of beef jerky? Write "desiccant, maybe it's poison, good luck?"

"Dessiccant, it's no more poisonous than that jerky you just ate."


Those are usually oxygen absorbers (iron, not silica gel).
 
2021-03-02 1:45:50 PM  
Bill Engvall Heres Your Sign
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/appropriate
//here's yer sign.
 
2021-03-02 1:52:17 PM  

phedex: I remember trying to take apart one of those packets I found inside a flintstones chewables bottle when i was a kid.  Tore it apart, they flew everywhere and i thought because i got one in my mouth I was going to die that day.


You did.

Explains everything since, doesn't it?
 
2021-03-02 2:05:47 PM  

Porous Horace: I used to enjoy putting that warning on all kinds of things.
"Backup Disks. Do not eat."


Years ago a buddy of mine was working at Blockbuster Video. At the point where they started phasing out the VHS tapes and bringing in the DVDs, there was a lot of leftover stuff from when the stores were just renting out the tapes. She had several rolls of those little orange stickers that said "Be kind, rewind" left over, and in a fit of pique and as per company policy, stuck them on the DVD boxes as they'd come in from the distributor.

They got hundreds of complaints about how the renters couldn't figure out how to rewind the disks because there wasn't such a feature on the players.
 
2021-03-02 2:49:46 PM  

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Still superior.
 
2021-03-02 2:56:50 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Ambitwistor: The flyer, which was distributed to schools in Peel Region, said that children facing exposure risk should isolate away from others, even if the child does not have symptoms. Twitter users were quick to express their concerns over isolating children away from parents and caregivers.
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Saw this and thought, 'When did they put the dude from Grease into a dunking booth?'.  Then I saw the arm holes.
 
2021-03-02 3:18:33 PM  
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2021-03-02 3:40:54 PM  

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Traveling cross-country I came across a sign much like this:

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except it specifically said "Do not pass this sign".

So I had to pull over and record the guy prepping to take a photo of his girls as they ran up the hill past it.

Sadly, St Darwin did not show.
 
2021-03-02 3:42:12 PM  
Desiccant and dessert both start with the same letters.

/ you're not my supervisor.
 
2021-03-02 3:46:07 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: So I had to pull over and record the guy prepping to take a photo of his girls as they ran up the hill past it.


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