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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Maybe I need to post a warning label of some kind

Remember that lawsuit where some lady won a bazillion dollars when she burned herself In a delicate place while trying to drive away from the McDonald's drive-thru window with a cup of piping-hot coffee held between her thighs? 

Shortly after that hit the news, a comedian (I think it was Leno) joked that fast food places were going to have to add a warning label to their hot beverage cups saying:

"Please allow beverage to cool before applying to crotch"

I was reminded of this by following SMS message I received this morning from an IDF soldier (who shall remain nameless) who is currently out on patrol:

"For the record, I've found that I can access your blog from my cell phone while doing guard duty.  Thanks for keeping me entertained while I watch rocks."

Um, maybe it's just me, but some people might be taking this whole blog-reading thing a little too far. 

People... I am deeply touched that so many of you have made treppenwitz a part of your daily routine.  I'm flattered that you will sometimes even defer relatively pressing things (i.e. work) in order to stop by and check my site.

But please... I'm asking as a personal favor... please don't try to read my site while operating heavy machinery, driving a vehicle... or say, standing guard duty.  Mmmkay?

Posted by David Bogner on July 31, 2007 | Permalink

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...in which Trepp takes the "great email closure lines" post to the next level.

Posted by: Account Deleted | Jul 31, 2007 2:46:53 PM

"Switch off GPRS/EDGE/EVDO to notice incoming sniper bullet." :-)

Posted by: Rami | Jul 31, 2007 2:52:34 PM

Hey, if we had cell phones, Internet, blogs, etc., when I watched rocks during my IDF service in the late 1970s, I'd have read your blog, too! I couldn't even afford a small transistor radio at the time. Sigh!

Posted by: Yaron | Jul 31, 2007 3:55:15 PM

Great post. I'm just commenting on my Treo on my way to work.

A tree! *&^#(%&+)!~^

Posted by: Albert | Jul 31, 2007 4:18:42 PM

"Please allow Treppenwitz to cool before applying to crotch."

Aww, that's just wrong.

Posted by: Elisson | Jul 31, 2007 4:37:43 PM

I laughed so much when reading this post that I spilled my cup of hot coffee, scalded myself, shorted out my computer keyboard and made an ugly stain on my antique cherry wood desk.

You'll be hearing from my lawyer in the morning.

Posted by: Simon | Jul 31, 2007 6:14:29 PM

Actually, this could be your own Israeli version of a USO show for the troops. :D

Posted by: Maya | Jul 31, 2007 6:38:46 PM

"For the record, I've found that I can access your blog from my cell phone while doing guard duty. Thanks for keeping me entertained while I watch rocks."

This is just begging to be part of some sitcom. An international incident was touched off today when soldiers were more interested in reading a blog than in watching....

Where is Robert Avrech when you need him. ;)

Posted by: Jack | Jul 31, 2007 7:12:15 PM

Hi David AKA Trep,

I promise to never read your blog while operating heavy machinery, driving a vehicle... or standing guard duty. You should promise to do the same for my blog.

I will however read it when "bored-out-of-my-skull TM" or hoping for a little of that positive attitude of yours I need to cheer me up on a rough day. Thanks!

Positive vibes to you and yours!

Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.

P.S.
I don't ever plan to have "plans" to apply coffee to myself... anywhere! Million-Dollar settlement (ridiculous) or not. And I hope you don't either!

Posted by: Maksim-Smelchak | Jul 31, 2007 8:05:28 PM

Hydrocodone always makes your blog more interesting. But I'm not driving.

Posted by: K Newman | Jul 31, 2007 9:19:48 PM

Treppenwitz between patients - good
Treppenwitz during prostate exam- not so good

Posted by: David | Jul 31, 2007 9:22:15 PM

Are you implying that reading your blog will cause drowsiness?

Posted by: psychotoddler | Jul 31, 2007 10:34:59 PM

Hmm...I can only guess the identity of that solider... :)

...I think.

Posted by: tnspr569 | Aug 1, 2007 1:44:58 AM

David, re that comment about not reading blogs during proctological procedures, I can't agree more with you. Please don't think of anything funny at all at that point. A patient undergoing that particular kind of examination doesn't really want to hear his doctor suddently bursting out in laughter.

Posted by: Barzilai | Aug 1, 2007 2:53:45 AM

Barzilai,

Don't worry, that was day 1 of med school......

Posted by: David | Aug 1, 2007 3:46:58 AM

but maybe the person on the receiving end of the prostrate exam should read Treppenwitz?

Posted by: Baila | Aug 1, 2007 2:54:36 PM

That could cause unwanted contractions.

:)

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Posted by: ulpn hupatlw | Aug 11, 2007 3:36:26 PM

Note to self: Do not read Treppenwitz while walking customers through the registry.

Posted by: Rahel | Aug 12, 2007 3:47:10 AM

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