Warning signs exist for a reason. Slippery When Wet, High Voltage, Deer Crossing...these bright yellow signs are put up as a way of preventing accidents that can result in significant injuries and, in worst case scenarios, even death. But what about the common warnings that everyone tells you about but few people actually follow? This could be as simple as not touching a plate after a waitress tells you that it's hot or as important as wearing your seat belt and not touching an electric fence when it's active. (I know, I know...that one sounds stupid. But you'd be amazed how many people refuse to listen to warnings not to do this.)
So what are some warnings that people should listen to but simply refuse to? The following examples of completely avoidable everyday dangers will make you both angry at others for being so reckless and perhaps a bit frustrated with yourself for doing the same.
"Lift with your knees."ZhouDa
"Do not walk on black rocks near the ocean."l23456
"Don't eat before surgery."surgerygeek
"Wear a seatbelt."type40_2
"Caution: Wet Floor"
"Everyone: It can’t be that wet.
Spoiler: Yes, it’s that wet."-bendthebutterfly
"When one of your friends is acting a bit different."
"Make sure the people around you know you're there for them, folks, you could well be saving someones life.
It's okay not to be okay."-HameDollar
"Washing your hands with soap when handling raw meat."
"Many people don't wash their hands before grabbing utensils, or will not clean the cutting board with soap between raw meat and veggies. My ex-roomie would handle meat and open cupboards and touch the dishes with meat juice on her hands. I get that it is a pain in the ass and really the chances of you getting sick from it are low but...
Food poisoning can kill you... and maim you. My year old anal fissure that oozes blood and tears open every bowel movement can tell you all about how miserable Salmonella can make a person."-lordsamethstarr
"Tornado warnings or watches in the Midwest."Gohomeyurdrunk
"'Deer Xing' signs on highways."
"Even though there are dead deer lying along the sides of highways at night, drivers speed on - ignoring the signs.
Perhaps they think it'll be someone else's front end that smashes into the deer, but never theirs."-Back2Bach
"When the pool says no diving don't f****** dive."
"Serious head and spinal injuries because someone dove into the 4-5 foot end of the pool are scarily common. I saw it happen at a weekend trip with college friends. We're drinking at the pool and one guy dives into the 5 foot end and comes up rubbing his head after he knocked it on the bottom of the pool. Within half an hour he's bitching it hurts REALLY bad and he's seeing double. Fortunately some of us were sober enough to realize this could be serious.
He was taken to the ER and diagnosed that night with a very severe concussion and a less serious, but still significant, neck injury."-gambitgrl
"Those of you who dye your hair, please, please, PLEASE do the 48 hours allergy check with a tiny bit of the dye."
"Even if you have dyed your hair before, even if you've used that specific brand and color before. You never know when a new allergy will develop and you never know when brands change the chemical makeup of their dyes.
There was a young woman in France whose face and head swelled up and she almost died from her dye job. She had dyed her hair multiple times previously, too. I'll edit this comment in a moment with a source about her."-Dr_who_fan94
"Canine body language."sainttawny
"To be careful on escalators!"pgrassman
"If you have any kind of chronic/frequent/recurring headaches, you NEED to get a CT or MRI scan done to rule out the scary stuff."notreallylucy
"Guys, if you have a flu and your mum tells you to stay in bed and don't go to work/school then ffs listen to her."majkkali
“Don’t wander off the trails."
"Seriously people, way too many people end up going missing every year in the woods."-Red_Eight_Zero
"Never eat food that's been out for a few hours or smells off."ihaveasandwitch
"Holiday heart attacks are a thing."
"An inundation of foods you don't normally eat, lots of stress, it's easy to ignore chest pains or feeling weird because you don't want to ruin the festivities.
You'll ruin them a lot worse if you drop dead."-invisiblebody
"Friend of mine got into a car accident that ended his promising olympic career because he was speeding. Fully recovered (but can no longer compete in his sport), only to speed once more and get into another car accident. He was okay this time, but I'm terrified for the day I get the news that he didn't make it."-princessbyeol
"Take with food."mousegirl101
"I work at Fantasmic in Walt Disney World and I constantly need to tell people to not walk over the benches to get to the exit."SqueezySauce
"'No Swimming' signs."
"I just watched a documentary about a quarry flooded with mine run off. People finally stopped getting themselves sick by ignoring the signs when officials dyed the water a disgusting black/greenish color. The quarry had "No Swimming" signs for years."