Seriously???

Colby and I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from the Y. At our grocery store they give out balloons at the cashier. The boys don't always ask for one, but today Colby decided he wanted a balloon. So he asked "balloon please" Then asked for the "orange one". When the balloon was handed to him I noticed that there was a label on the string.
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They usually attach a card to the bottom to keep them from flying away, but this was a label and it was part way up the string. I quickly looked at it... it was a warning label. Yes, you read that right there was a warning label on the balloon.
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It made me chuckle a bit and then I was sad. Come on... are we really going there? Did someone threaten to sue because they didn't know how to parent and let their young child put a balloon part in their mouth? This just boggles my mind. When did the world get that bad that we need warning labels on balloons???

Is it just me or is this tooooooo much??


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8 comments:

  1. yes way too much they put warning on everything now!!! just to be on the save side I guess!!!!

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  2. We got one for Ryan the other day and the sticker was stuck TO THE BALLOON! All he had to do was peel it off and the balloon would've popped in his face. How ridiculous!!!

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  3. It seems like everyone is always looking for someone else to blame. I agree this is overkill. Any sensible person knows to keep it away from a child's mouth!

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  4. I think that's crazy. So many warning labels are just common sense, that it makes we wonder where all these ridiculous people are coming from that don't already know better!

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  5. Those kind of warnings always make me laugh... but you are right... sadly ... they are a direct result of some ridiculous person trying to sue the world over their own lack of common sense! (oops...sorry) =)

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  6. Oh Oh! I know! I once knew a lady who told us to never allow our children to have balloons. And then was appalled later when I mentioned that we still allowed our boys to play with them.

    This is the same lady who didn't feel it was necessary to RSVP.

    Nuff said.

    We could put our kids in a bubble or we could parent them and let them learn from their mistakes to some extent.

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  7. It is a sad day that we do have to put warnings on everything but everyone is so afraid. I think it is ridiculous too.

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  8. I am with you! It is amazing the warning labels they have on things these days. A little common sense please!!!

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