Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Virtually every package or container that we purchase these days is covered with a wide range of information. Recently I discovered a few interesting ones that I thought I would share with the Dogpound pack. I recently bought some diet tonic water; a six-pack of 10 oz. glass bottles. Along with the nutritional facts, list of ingredients, consumer contact, and cash refund [only if you live in Vermont, Connecticut, California or Delaware], there was also a big warning label. It stated “Warning...contents under pressure. Cap may blow off causing eye or other serious injury. Point away from face and people, especially while opening.” Wow…who knew this little bottle was so lethal? The eye injury thing makes sense but other serious injury? I can imagine this warning label was the result of someone rapidly shaking bottle of tonic water, and then handing it to the unsuspecting victim as a prank. Instead of smacking the guy who handed him the bottle and then put it on YouTube for the world to watch in slow motion the bottle cap bouncing off his head, he took the company to court claiming there was no warning label and they owed him big bucks. The second label of interest is not a warning label but instructions on how to prepare the contents. I bought a frozen bag of Teriyaki Chicken…battered dark meat chunks with teriyaki sauce packets. I am reading the instructions for preparation…and it says to pour one pound in the skillet to be browned. Now this is a two pound bag and there is no reference on what to do with the remaining half of the chicken. At first I thought this was maybe a two course meal, but there was nothing on the package that hinted that this would make two separate meals. So, I said fine…I will just make half and put the rest back in the freezer for later. While the chicken is browning, you are suppose to put the sauce in another pan and warm it up, so that when the chicken is done you mixed the two together to complete the meal. One small problem…there are three packets…not four…and the packets are not re-sealable. I decided to go with the one sauce bag but afterwards wished I had gone with using the two packets…probably would have made it taste a whole lot better. Lesson learned but still confused.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Taxes Defined: A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right.
That is a wrap. As always be good, play safe, and always make sure you follow the instructions to the best of your ability.
JR and Max