26 July 2010

Reading the Fine Print



While doing a variation on the theme of doing one's duty I stopped to read the backside of some flushable toilet and body part wipes. I don't usually read the fine print on anything since they are written by lawyers and furthermore are impenetrably dense, or occasionally dopey to the point of silliness. The above is the front side. Below is the back side, not photographed all that well. The lighting is hard to do while you are doing your duty.



Sorry dear reader(s), in order to read this I had to magnify it. Like everything else, these wipes are made in China but I simply can't believe that the fine print was written by somebody in China, unless, of course, it was a person who was born and grew up in San Francisco and then moved to China as an adult.

Just to be sure everyone understands, I will repeat what was written in English in the upper left part of the backside of this plastic container of wipes.

          ". . . .When cleaning several bathroom surfaces, we recommend wiping down the toilet seat last.  Duh. Simply discard wipe in the toilet bowl and flush. Don't go all crazy and flush more than one wipe at a time. . . ."

This is remarkably clear and concise and funny all at the same time. Couldn't possibly have been written by a lawyer or even Homer Simpson.

I don't read French but it looks like "Duh" translates as "fini." Does that make sense?

I suspect the English part on the upper right side was written by a woman.

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