Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Book Review: The World’s Stupidest Instructions

Book: The World's Stupidest Instructions

Author: Crowd-sourced content

No. of Pages: 120

Genre: Non-Fiction (and that makes it more hilarious)

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Humour

Shraddha, my best friend and book recommendation engine; once again gave me this book to read in spite of me not showing any real interest in it. I read this in less than an hour and enjoyed every minute of it.

This book is Positively HILARIOUS.

I was so tempted to put the ROTFL and LOL all over the book after each instruction. But scribbling, writing and spoiling books in general is almost criminal ... and this book does not even belong to me and I do not wish to be murdered or abandoned by my best friend.

Coming to the stupid Instructions: Some were wierd, others hilariously foolish ... some were mere translation errors (so not really fun) but there were others which simply made me stop reading and wonder where humanity was heading to !!

How else do you explain an instruction like

-          "Keep away from Children" on the bottle of a BABY Lotion !!!

-          "Do not use this lift when it is not working" in a hotel lift

-          "Not suitable for children aged less than 36 months" on a B'day card meant for 1 yr old

-          "May contain Nuts" …. On a packet of peanuts !!!!!!!!!!!

-          "if you have difficulty reading instructions, please report to Information Desk"

-          And so on and so on and so on and so on ….

These are just 4 out of the 40 absolutely hilarious instructions and another 120 simply humorous instructions.

It's a nice book to spend an hour laughing and wondering where humanity is heading to …

Warning: Do not attempt read this review post without internet connection or if you do not know English.

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