I’m sat here looking at the instruction manual of a domestic hot water pump. The warning at the beginning amuses me. Here’s how it starts:
The use of this product requires experience with and knowledge of the product.
Pfffft! It then goes on:
Persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities must not use this product…
So lunatics should keep well away. Sounds sensible.
Wait, there are situations where nutters can fiddle around with it?
…they are under supervision or have been instructed in the use of the product by a person responsible for their safety.
So if they’re with their nurse while on day-release, they’re free to use a domestic hot water pump. That’s good to know.
Slightly more seriously, you can imagine a committee sitting around trying to write this, feeling the need to cover their arse while at the same time avoiding any accusation of being prejudiced towards
disabled differently-abled people. Multiply these efforts across the entire economy, and you’ll see how much time, money, and energy we’re wasting.