There are many things in life that require of level of seriousness when approaching a situation. However, there are just as many instances of things that are meant to be taken seriously, but never really are.
Here, people share the things in life that they just can't take seriously.
1/29. I grew up in NYC, where jaywalking is an art and human-vs-car competition is a lifestyle. So when I'm in the suburbs, I cannot for the life of me take a crossing guard assisting adult me seriously. I just want to tell them, "Ma'am, I am... THE LORD OF JAYWALKING, step aside." But out of courtesy I don't say anything.
2/29. From Wisconsin and we get thunderstorm warnings all the time. One evening we stood on the porch and watched it rain heavily and the wind whip around violently. It was so bad that we couldn't even see our neighbors house. We thought it was awesome. Then the power went out...no big deal, it happens. We went to bed and woke up the next morning and still no power. Turns out a tornado touched down 6 blocks from our house. Power was out for over two days. No one saw the tornado until it hit because the wind and rain made it impossible to see more than 20 feet in front of you. Ooops.
3/29. Car alarms.
I don't think I have EVER heard a car alarm going off and thought, "Oh shoot. Someone's car is being stolen."
4/29. Most warning labels. I don't really bother to read any of them. One day, I'm going to be on my deathbed after eating an entire package of those dishwasher gel tabs.
"I didn't know I wasn't supposed to eat those!" I shall exclaim while curled up on the gurney.
"You should have read the warning labels!" the EMT shall admonish, poking my belly with a finger.
"I don't read those! I don't read warning labels!" I shall scream as I die.
5/29. As someone who used to do floor work: wet floor signs. Even wet wax signs (which, if ignored, will lead to you falling and, more importantly, you jacking up my beautiful work). I didn't put those signs up for my health, and no, you cannot walk across "real quick" because you need something at the other end of the hall. Go around.
...not that I'm holding on to any residual anger or anything.
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