Okay, I'm actually screwing up an adage. Well, 2 actually.
It's necessity that's the mother of invention. And curiosity that kills the cat. Where was I going with that again? Oh yeah, so my main point is curiosity. Some would say that I am somewhat of a curiosity, but today we're speaking of the adjective, not the noun. Being a rather curious fellow, I recently stumbled upon a treasure of a sight.
It's called Directions for me. Follow this link to visit this site:
Remember to come back afterwards.
What is directions for me? Well, let me pull a quote right of the site to answer your question. I'm lazy:
This site will provide a consistent, quality source of complete packaging information for everything from preparation instructions to ingredient lists to
Nutrition Facts labels for many common grocery, health and beauty products.
So that's it in a nutshell. I always knew there was writing on packaging, pamphlets inside medication boxes and the like. But I never fully understood how much information I am missing. Information that could actually modify my buying habits. Information that might warn me of possible harm I might cause myself. For example, I just found a warning off of a deodorant package which said, and I quote: "Ask a doctor before use if you have kidney disease." I find that disturbing somehow. I looked up a bedbug pest control product. Within the directions, it stated that one should remove hospital patients before applying it. I thought this should be common sense, but who am I to judge.
However, back to my point. At least, now I have a service where I can look up products and see all the information that my little heart desires. I don't have to scan anything, find a company's web page or torture someone into reading the information right off of the product.
I could wax on and on about this service, but I'll let others do this for me. Refer to the, "lazy", comment above.
Deborah Kendrick writes a concise review of this web site. You can read it at the following link:
For yet another review of the site, why not read Alena Roberts' piece on Directions For Me.
Until the next entry, happy info finding!