Tuesday, June 23, 2009

No Shit, Sherlock

A drug rep brought my staff a jar of mixed nuts today.

On the label, I swear, it says:

"Allergy information: This product is packaged in a facility that handles nuts."

18 comments:

HugeMD said...

No shit, Sherlock.

That was another of my dad's favorite goofy sayings. I haven't heard it in years. Thanks for the happy memory.

I still love your blog.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the company supports a special program for those with mental instability. Although this seems very insensitive to me to call us "nuts" and I don't know anyone who would be allergic to us.

Lipstick said...

LOL.....I was laughing when I saw "no shit, sherlock" appear in my reader!!!

BTW, my super-cool At Work Friend is totally hooked on your blog. We have a "did you read Dr. Grumpy yet?" discussion every day at work.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Wow, Lipstick, I had no idea I had people talking about me at work! Or anywhere!

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Ha! I just happened to have a can of "party peanuts" on my desk, and the warning on it says: "Warning: This product may contain peanuts."

My favorite part in that is the MAY CONTAIN... I am afraid of what it might otherwise contain, if it is not peanuts....

Chrysalis Angel said...

You would have loved the sign I saw the other day in the store. "Do not play with the balls." Here's the thing...I was in a grocery store.

melaine said...

Dr. Grumpy: No Shit, Sherlock is one of my favorite sayings, and I too have discussed you at work. We encounter stupidity every day and I don't know why I am still surprised about the stupidity of people.

Anonymous said...

I have a bag of pistachios that have this bit of important info: Allergen alert: contains pistachios. Ya think??

Anonymous said...

.another moment brought to you by the Trial Lawyers of America.

Fiz said...

I've got something in the kitchen that informs me that it may contain nuts, milk powder and soya plus several other things - I'm glad about that because that's precisely why I bought it!

peedee said...

No shit Sherlock is my second favorite to: I shit you not.

Shit was the first curse word I said in front of my mom. It slipped and we just looked at each other across the room....and she said "your lucky you can run faster than me now". I was 23 years old and a mother myself at the time. =0 I shit you not.

R. May said...

And all this came abotu after crazy old lady sued McD's because the hot coffee burned her and no one told her it was hot...and won -remember that?

Since then ANYTHING that can injure or kill you, even if super duper obvious, gets a label.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!!!

Nurse K said...

...in a facility that handles nuts

A brothel?

pharmacychick said...

written by the same brain trust that warns us NOT to use the hair dryer in the shower, or the warning on my knife sheath that knives are sharp.

Anonymous said...

One of the hospitals I work in has a corridor connecting the Paeds ward from the Psych ward. As you enter the Paeds ward there is a sign saying "This is a nut free area". Always makes me laugh

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't mixed nuts be more suitable for a psychiatriast's office?

Natalie Jane said...

My roommate bought a jar of organic raw peanut butter. Ingredients: peanuts. *Warning: contains peanuts* It makes a person wonder.

 
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