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(Some Guy)   These complaining parents are why DESSICCANT DO NO EAT needs to be written down   (narcity.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Regional Municipality of Peel, Mississauga, Twitter, Toronto, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Ontario, Brampton, Editor's Choice  
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2021-03-02 11:56:51 AM  
31 votes:
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2021-03-02 12:10:10 PM  
27 votes:

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2021-03-02 8:27:25 AM  
26 votes:
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 12:26:55 PM  
22 votes:
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2021-03-02 12:00:23 PM  
16 votes:
I used to enjoy putting that warning on all kinds of things.
"Backup Disks. Do not eat."
 
2021-03-02 1:24:34 PM  
10 votes:
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2021-03-02 3:18:33 PM  
9 votes:
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2021-03-02 12:17:20 PM  
9 votes:

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 12:05:31 PM  
9 votes:

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 12:00:05 PM  
9 votes:

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


Desi can't, but Lucy can.
 
2021-03-02 10:34:13 AM  
9 votes:
I think it's probably prudent to warn Peel parents not to eat their children.
 
2021-03-02 3:46:07 PM  
8 votes:

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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2021-03-02 12:09:56 PM  
7 votes:

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 12:00:45 PM  
7 votes:
They're OK, but they have a bit of a dry finish.
 
2021-03-02 12:13:04 PM  
6 votes:
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 12:07:38 PM  
6 votes:
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 1:19:19 PM  
5 votes:
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2021-03-02 11:56:19 AM  
5 votes:
"Decadent, do not eat? You're damn right I'm gonna eat something fancy like that."
...
"Mmm, that's rich"...
 
2021-03-02 2:05:47 PM  
4 votes:

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 1:03:02 PM  
4 votes:
Desiccant is such a defeatist attitude, I want to see some desicCAN attitudes around here!
 
2021-03-02 12:11:47 PM  
4 votes:
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 12:09:09 PM  
4 votes:
I've always wondered what eating the dessiccant would to do to you.  I imagine this:

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2021-03-02 12:02:52 PM  
4 votes:
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 11:59:02 AM  
4 votes:
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2021-03-02 6:12:36 PM  
3 votes:

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.


And this is why we have tags on toasters that say "do not use in bath or shower".   I mean...who doesn't like sopping wet toast while bathing?

\\butter is a great moisturizer.  J/K
 
2021-03-02 1:52:17 PM  
3 votes:

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 12:46:53 PM  
3 votes:
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 10:32:38 AM  
3 votes:
Another pithy proclamation from the Region of Peel.
 
2021-03-02 3:42:12 PM  
2 votes:
Desiccant and dessert both start with the same letters.

/ you're not my supervisor.
 
2021-03-02 2:49:46 PM  
2 votes:

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Still superior.
 
2021-03-02 1:04:44 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:58:00 AM  
2 votes:
I wasn't a Desiccant, so I ate anyway.
 
2021-03-02 9:09:27 PM  
1 vote:

I_Am_Weasel: I think it's probably prudent to warn Peel parents not to eat their children.


Peel and eat?

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2021-03-02 12:27:18 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:20:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:14:46 PM  
1 vote:

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
 
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