Jul 23, 2009

Instructions

For lunch today I had a half-sandwich and a Cup Noodles.


Making Cup Noodles is about as easy as it gets when it comes to making something to eat.
Just add hot water. That's it.
Even Ramen requires a *little* more effort, in that you not only have to add hot water but also open and distribute the seasoning packet.

So as I open my Cup Noodles, I notice there are microwave directions on the lid:

Well, okay. Not really directions but rather 'guidelines'.

But I was thinking, if all you have to do is add hot water, doesn't it stand to reason that the water could be heated up in a microwave or on a stove? Do they have to spell it out?
And if you were such a total cooking-retard that you nuked the container of noodles in the microwave anyway, then I'll guess you'd learn a valuable lesson... not to do it again.

Some people would call that "experience" and it helps us to make better choices later in life.
For instance: Today, 'Johnny the kitchen-retard' cooks his Cup Noodles in the microwave and now has a pile of melted styrofoam and wet noodles. Awwww.... poor Johnny!
Tomorrow however, he decides to heat up the water and pour it in the cup instead and voila!..... it's soup!
Johnny is now well on his way to being a productive member of society and is capable of cooking a romantic dinner of Cup Noodles for his sweety.

.... Or maybe I'm just thinking too much into this.

3 things people had to say:

Elwood said...

You can't fix Stupid, but you can certainly try to save him/her from his/herself. :)

Ferretnick said...

"No idiot left behind", I guess.

Mike Miller said...

Instructions exsist to protect the company from legal action in the event of total idiocy.