As a man who lacks a bit of mechanical inclination, I've had my fair share of mishaps with regards to following directions that come with my products. I've had an IKEA dresser end up with drawers in the back; a picnic table function better as a see-saw; and once, after I installed a new refrigerator, you had to flush the toilet to fill the icemaker. "Some Assembly Required" historically sent me in to a panic.
However, I got better as I got older. In fact, I'm getting pretty good at this stuff now. I'm
poor confident enough to the point I've been doing all the work on my $15,000 Harley (and it still starts!). I'm actually seeking things
to doodle with now instead of wetting myself at the sight of that
ominous looking black and white piece of paper at the bottom of the
box. However, even for ex-idiots like myself, some things are just
self-explanatory and really shouldn't require instructions. Case in
Last week, I indulged my daughter's request for "Nonalds" and took her to Mickey D's where we each ordered up a Happy Meal. She got the rigor-mortised Polly Pocket toy and my boy-themed meal included a little toy truck. (The McNuggets tasted like the box they came it, btw). I played with it for a couple of minutes and then noticed a little piece of paper with a couple of black and white illustrations still stuck in the plastic bag that contained the truck. Was it a rub-on tattoo? Perhaps a warning on choke hazards? No. It was what you see above.
Apparently, McDonald's felt the need to provide visual help for those
who haven't quite grasped that whole "pushing" thing. Who are these
poor bastards they're targeting with these instructions anyway? If you
can't figure out how to make this toy truck mobile in two or three
like I did and need to consult the owners manual, perhaps McDonald's is a little too high up there on the food chain for you.