Kirsty is jetsetting in New Zealand, no doubt having the time of her life so Ms Mystery Case put a call out to the regular confessors for an impromptu I must confess.
I must confess that I worry about the world we live in. Not just in a ‘there is so much evil’ kind of way but I worry about the stupidity that is allowed to rule. I worry about the giant cotton wool balls that are rolling around. Not just the ones on the children, but the ones on grown adults who are passing the blame. Paul often says that we are breeding a world of idiots who don’t know the value of common sense.
This week a Facebook friend posted a link to a recall site in the UK which stated that the popular baby seat called the Bumbo has been voluntarily recalled because it may cause head injuries if used on a raised surface. Really? People need to be told that if they put their baby in something without restraints, then put that something onto a table, there is a chance their baby may fall out and hurt themselves. Really?
The Bumbo recall is just one of the examples of a product being recalled because people haven’t used it correctly and surprise, surprise they have gotten hurt. People who make these complaints are the reason that there is ‘may contain nuts’ on packets of peanuts or ‘contents may be hot after heating’ on frozen meals. We are dumbing down society.
I can understand the thought behind the complaints. When my son is hurt, I come out swinging. Hell hath no fury like a mama bear with an injured cub. However, I have enough common sense to know that if I am not using something correctly, it is my fault or no ones at all because kids are kids who like to test boundaries.
Mr 4 is always jumping on his bed (show me someone who didn’t do that as a child and I will show you a liar!) and a couple of weeks ago he fell off and hurt himself. Did I ring the bedding company and tell them that their product was dangerous? No, because that would be stupid. I know how to use a bed, it’s up to me to show Mr 4 how to use a bed correctly. That’s my responsibility, just like every other person on this planet. It is our responsibility to use a product correctly, to sometimes admit that we were at fault.
I don’t have an issue with a product recall that is genuinely a safety risk, a dummy that has a teat that breaks off, toys that are found to contain toxic materials. I do, however have an issue when companies are forced to toe the line for idiotic requests by people with no common sense.
Do you think we are moving into a world where common sense isn’t that common? Is there a product you think was recalled unnecessary.