Political correctness gone mad

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    That's more Health and Safety than PC though.

    Don't walk with a cup of coffee! Don't use a ladder without a safety net and an ambulance standing by. Don't talk while walking down stairs.

    Still, ridiculous.
     
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    ****ing ridiculous but the song was annoying as hell so...
     
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    Thank you for an intelligent and articulate post that actually is capable of understanding that there is a difference between "political correctness" and "health & safety requirements".

    Sure, some of the former can occasionally err on the side of hyperbole, while some of the latter can result in excessive caution, but, nevertheless, it is important to notice that there is a bit of a difference (while not excluding an occasional overlap) between the two.
     
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    Political correctness? Health and safety? How about just ****ing stupidity.

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    The title to this thread is not accurate: risk-aversion has nothing to do with politics. As for the labels on display, companies/organisations have to cover themselves from lawsuits from people who find the most absurd, unexpected way of damaging themselves using products.
     
  8. Eraserhead thread starter macrumors G4

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    I saw a sign explaining how to open a door recently.
     
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    Couldn't they just do like any other ad and write "Do Not Attempt. This ad was filmed by Professionals." ??o_O
     
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    Warning labels deprive Darwin his wins which he so desperately needs.
     
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    I like how literally no one thinks this is good :)
     
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    How does safety measures (albeit exaggerated ones) translates to political correctness??
     
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    Blame insurance companies. Or rather, blame the population who sue after doing something stupid.

    It has zero to do with political correctness, which usually just means "Don't be an asshat to others".
     
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    Agreed. That's more "Nanny State" than "PC."

    People, please get your derisive government labels correct.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 23, 2016 ---
    Your attempt to unite the nation?
     
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    So did I. It read "push."
     
  18. Eraserhead thread starter macrumors G4

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    I don't mean that I mean literally "turn to open".
     
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    The one I saw said "Pull". So confusing.
     
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    LIES! I just looked at the door nearest me and it said pull.
     
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    Nope. Blame scumbag attorneys who are the absolute root cause of all of this safety crap, frivilous lawsuits, and a whole pile of other regulations and extremes that cost society a ton of money and sanity. It's the lawyers. People wouldn't sue if it wasn't worth it and or had to pay if they lose(like some other countries). Insurance companies wouldn't have so many stupid regulations and BS if it wasn't for ambulance chaser dirtbags breathing down their necks. It raises costs and hassle for everyone.

    I'm telling ya....it's the lawyers. They are the root of all of this. 100% of it. Start capping awards or enacting rules to calm this stuff down and it would self regulate and mostly go away.
     
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    Yes eye-rolling. I see it as a typo that some marketing person most likely put the calorie estimate for the chorizo only, on the ad for the burrito.

    And negatively affect peoples health? Seriously? If you are one to be counting calories, you would take one look at that and laugh since you know there is no way that can be correct. You then point it out to management and then laugh at it with your friends each time you see it afterwards.

    Chorizo is good, it's not some magical caloric black hole.
     
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    It's jobsworths in big companies and the government too. Unfortunately you can't sack them for it.
     
  24. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Neither you nor I know if it's a typo or not. Either way, people make decisions based on food labels, and if it's over 3 times off, then it needs to be fixed.

    Yes. What you eat (and how much) affects your health. I'm sorry you didn't know that.
     

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