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August 24, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Cafe food warning

P0214_110759Andrew Woods sends us this phonecame pic and writes:

Found this in the cafe of my university engineering department. Seems that those thermal dynamics lectures didn't go to waste!


Ha, that is funny.

First comment!

Posted by: Rick at August 24, 2005 12:24 AM

i thought stuff got colder when u took it out of the fridge..........shows what i know about Food Safety.

hah yay rick, u broke my first streak.

Posted by: gmangw at August 24, 2005 12:31 AM

Duh. I love it.

Posted by: Robyn at August 24, 2005 02:49 AM

Yeah, but is it broken? I mean like totally anti-intuitively uselessly busted? Or just a little verbose?

Posted by: AndrewT at August 24, 2005 03:39 AM

Not broken (the labelling doesn't interfere with use of the fridge or of the food inside, unless you're laughing so hard you can't eat it), just unneeded and excessively wordy.

Posted by: cmadler at August 24, 2005 08:07 AM

I suspect someone bought the potato salad, left it in their car and then complained when they got sick.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at August 24, 2005 08:55 AM

Best eaten cold.

Posted by: Fuzzy at August 24, 2005 08:56 AM

i thought stuff got colder when u took it out of the fridge..........shows what i know about Food Safety.

Only if you live above the 50th paralell. Then you wouldn't need a fridge anyway.

Posted by: Jello B. at August 24, 2005 09:32 AM

I suspect Joshua Wood is right hence the need for such ridiculous warning labels everywhere these days.

This warning label is humorous though.

Posted by: Faolan at August 24, 2005 10:29 AM

I keep reading 'cafe food' as 'cat food.'

Posted by: Random at August 24, 2005 10:56 AM

It's broken because it wastes your time.

Posted by: Will at August 24, 2005 12:15 PM

It's broken in a reflective way. The sign that is probably necessary because people these days are mentally broken. I would wager there is a story behind that sign. Some dumb*ss bought potatoe salad or some slaw, left it in the sun for three hours, and then ate it and got sick or (hopefully) moved into running for a Darwin award.

So, there is a brokeness here if you look at the big picture.

Posted by: Citizen Of Trantor at August 24, 2005 12:17 PM

I love the bit about "Customers are advised to consume any food immediately." Really? *Any* food? Like everything in the cabinet? Or bits you see lying on the floor or in trash bins? And *immediately*? Right now, before sitting down at your table, even before paying for it?

With this sign being posted at a university, you'd think they could have found someone to write it who had, oh, I don't know, studied English composition or something.

Posted by: E.T. at August 25, 2005 10:03 AM

Ha ha, funny! I think this should be in Just For Fun.

Posted by: Bob at August 25, 2005 03:08 PM

I think what is broken in this case is the focusing capabilities of you and your camera...

The sign is a typical warning that the moronic legal system in this country has forced all of us to endure. It is necessary because of all the sue happy idiots that take advantage of the previously mentioned legal system.

This country caters to the lazy and stupid…

Posted by: Tim at August 25, 2005 05:33 PM

Stepping back from your monitor may cause a significant decrease in the clarity of the screen. Users are therefore advised to read all text thoroughly before retreating.

Posted by: PatheticPeripatetic at August 25, 2005 05:49 PM

Tim, have *you* ever tried to take a photo with a camera phone? Apparently not.

Posted by: ross at August 26, 2005 05:11 AM

Let me change my view here since I didn’t know what a “phonecame” was…

Maybe his phone cam is broken… I have used my phone's camera on a few instances. And while being poor resolution, I can manage to take decent pictures with it. Of course, a poor photographer can make even the best cameras take bad pictures.

Posted by: Tim at August 26, 2005 09:48 AM

ok .................... -.-....... look guys a monkey !!! @(- -)@ !!!!!!!!

Posted by: NICK at September 5, 2005 06:21 PM

what the shit? LMAO that's hilarious...

Posted by: Jesse Alonzo at September 19, 2005 05:45 PM

This is what happens when you have a law major and thermodynamics major write your warning signs at a college.

Posted by: lazy bum at January 14, 2006 11:20 PM

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