Thursday, April 26, 2007

Scrambled Eggs

Now, if I were allergic to eggs, I wouldn’t buy eggs. I would know that a box of eggs contains eggs.

And yet, written on the box of the eggs I opened today were these words;

Allergy Advice

Warning! Contains Eggs

A tad obvious, n’est pas?


Drew said...

And here I thought that only Americans needed to be protected from themselves with warnings such as these. Apparently stupidity is global.

Hummie said...

giggle...too funny.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

hehehe well you know Britain always copies the US! I guess the egg people are now scared they get sued if they don't write a warning. Because yes, stupidity does appear to be global! (and sueing is such a popular hobby nowadays)

*I apologise if I spell sue wrong, it is one of those words I will never get the hang of

ColbyPants said...

one never caan protect yourself completely from the morons that are out there.

Thats is great.


T.D. Newton said...

My problem with warning labels is trying to imagine the original necessity for each one.

Like the lady that needed to be warned that her coffee was hot.

Isn't an egg carton a pretty recognizable shape? Yet, still, someone had to say at some point, "I wonder what's in here. I'd better eat it with my eyes closed to find out."

What's REALLY chaps my hide is when a label says the product "may" contain something. Yeah, that's going to make me want to eat your product; you're not even sure what's inside the package! I can just imagine them using a big ladle from a vat of miscellaneous ingredients then covering it with chocolate. "May contain nuts... then again, may also contain dryer lint."

Funny blog, btw. I have referred over 5 friends to you now because you're so much fun to read.

The Horns and the Hawk said...

along with what drew said:

it's semi-reassuring that america's not the only country setting up a nanny state.

only semi because it means that the governments are losing faith in our ability to, um, not eat things that we're allergic to, among other things.

but it's good to know our parent country's citizens suffer along side of us.

Girl About-Town said...

As another edinburgh girl living in paris, I just wanted to say hi and that I think your blog is super cute. I used to have a French Prince, but he turned into a smelly frog, and now I'm in love with a boy that lives in a whole other city. But anyway, that's not what I came here to say. I like your edinburgh posts they make me feel warm and cosy and next time you come to paris can you please fill a suitcase with Lee's Macaroon Bars for me? Thanks!!!

Thomas Hamburger Jnr said...

I just can't understand why a certain proportion of eggs are cracked or broken when you buy them.

Surely they could print a message on the carton if it contained a cracked one - if only to save me having to open it up to check before I bought it?

(Or am I missing something?)

Kind Regards


Tokar said...

haha thats funny!I saw a similar allergy advice on a packet of peanuts-Warning!Contains

Tok x

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Yeh Tokar, I saw the's bloody ridiculous!

Girl about town, how lovely! A fellow ecossaise! Well, I will see what I can do about those macaroon bars but I'll be carrying at least 10 bottles of Irn Bru so it may be difficult to fit everything in!

T.D...You have affected me with your dryer lint...I now no longer want to eat anything that is not 100% natural. Not even chocolate! My God.

Betty C. said...

Gotta love that!

But it's "n'est-ce pas," dontcha know? I'm only pointing that out because you are going to be moving to Beauvais! My husband is from that general region (the Oise department) but we never go there.

My very first visit to Europe was to Scotland. Aberdeen, to be exact.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll add you to my France fanatics sidebar (On "And So Forth") until you have a certified expat blog, where you can whine, rhapsodize, or both!

Princesse Ecossaise said...

woops, silly me!Well that has put me in my place...I'm too used to writing french in text speech, I've forgotten all the little words!

Thanks for adding me to your side bar, I appreciate that!