November 30, 2009

Things that will kill me that used to be safe

When I was a kid, my parents threw me in the back seat of the car without seatbelts. I drank water from the garden hose and I’m pretty sure I ingested a fair share of lead paint. It’s a miracle I’m not dead. But that got me to thinking… What items do we encounter in our lives that used to be considered safe but now will kill you? The list grows daily. These are just some off the top of my head but I’m sure you might have others. Let me know so I can go live in my plastic bubble. Oh, wait. Make that glass bubble. Plastic will kill you.

  • Plastic bottles
  • Vaccinations
  • The Flu
  • Icebergs (Titanic not withstanding)
  • Cell Phones
  • Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sugar
  • Fake Sugar
  • Caffeine
  • Floor Mats
  • Being Uninsured
  • Fish
  • Paint
  • Water from hoses
  • Cough Syrup
  • Beds of pick-up trucks
  • Bacteria
  • The Sun
  • Rain
  • Air
  • The Internet
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Diet Soda
  • Soy
  • Pesticides
  • Blogging (Kidding. I think.)


  1. Seriously, we’re all gonna die. The question is just … when. I wrote something kinda related to this a while back, here:

    Comment by badassdadblog — November 30, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

  2. Okay… so I gotta know… floor mats? What? :)

    Comment by Kellee — December 1, 2009 @ 12:20 am

  3. How about lawn darts? We had ‘em, we survived; now they don’t even exist.

    Comment by Maura — December 1, 2009 @ 12:52 am

  4. Heh, with how the world is shaping up to be why would anyone WANT to live to be 100. I think I’d rather go out in a blaze of cell phone video game sugary bliss than lose all control of my bodily functions and fluids while I wait to expire. I think you forgot fun. Pretty much everything that we find fun and/or outdoors can kill us too. Also beware of what’s inside as we hide from the dangers of outdoors. Crap. We’re screwed!

    Comment by Hockeymandad — December 1, 2009 @ 7:44 am

  5. You forgot chicken and the beef…

    Comment by Tibby — December 1, 2009 @ 11:05 am

  6. Yeah, we’re all going to die. The healty & safety people haven’t got the greatest grasp of correlation versus causality.

    Comment by Rachel Cotterill — December 1, 2009 @ 11:56 am

  7. Water from the hose was the BEST treat next to ice cream on a summer day. After the hot water ran out of it of course.

    Comment by Miss — December 1, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

  8. Hot dogs. When I was pregnant with our twins, I had such a hankering for a hot dog. Apparantly you can get listeria from hot dogs, which can harm your baby. At my husband’s urging after complaining…er talking about it for days, I ate one. I cried afterward as I was convinced I killed our babies. Our babies are now 2 and healthy kids and eat hot dogs (turkey of course) at least once a week. :)

    Comment by Maggie — December 1, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

  9. I just don’t want to live forever though. 100 maybe. Hey, my great-grandpa lived to be 106. I doubt he cared about any of that. Maybe that’s the thing, not caring about every little thing people say is unsafe?

    Comment by Issa — December 1, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

  10. I should have added: Says the woman drinking tap water out of a plastic bottle, eating a chocolate chip cookie, playing bejeweled on Facebook.

    Comment by Issa — December 1, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

  11. Floor mats? Porqué?

    Comment by Miss Grace — December 1, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

  12. Snoring will kill you. Hitting your head will kill you. Microwaving your doggie box or plastic wrap covered leftovers will kill you. Letting your baby get too hot in the night will kill it. Letting your baby get too cold in the night will kill it. Triaminic will kill you. Hm. Have a happy day!!

    Comment by memphislis — December 2, 2009 @ 10:37 am

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