The Other I

June 17, 2010

Directions for the genetically-challenged

Filed under: Just Stuff — theotheri @ 7:31 pm

We bought a new hand-held blender today.  It was a top of the line model made in Switzerland and unlike any blender I’ve ever seen.  One uses a flat disc, for instance, to whip cream and egg whites.  I was so sceptical that I tried whipping cream that I didn’t really need.  Nevertheless I had whipped cream in less than 100 seconds.

So then I read the directions.  There are three pages in five different languages telling you how use the blender safely.  Things like not to use it for anything besides food preparation and what dire things could happen if you did.

The directions did not specify wearing rubber gloves and protective goggles when in use, but it did say that the blender should only be used “by intelligent people.”

Okay, in fairness, I think that if they’d had a better translator it would have read “this blender should be used intelligently.”

And I will admit that we had to get a new blender because we burned out the motor of the old one.

Even though we were not using it to mix cement.

It’s an idea, though, isn’t it?



  1. lmao this one is truly priceless and guess where you may be seeing it next…….say hey is a blog copywritten copywrited right of being copied?


    Comment by kateritek — June 18, 2010 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

    • K – I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for letting me know. I do wonder sometimes if I just have a quirky approach to life. Well, this blog isn’t copyrighted. So I guess someone could claim the rights to every word of it. Oh what a treasure for the enterprising! T.


      Comment by theotheri — June 18, 2010 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

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