Where Can I Turn Myself In?

I am a scofflaw.

Reading my lack of rights

According to this can of bathroom cleaner:

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.


1. Spray 6-8 inches from surface to be cleaned.

I am pretty sure that I sprayed from under 6 inches away from a toilet and maybe more than 8 inches, say 8.034 inches, away from the basin.

According to this can, I have violated Federal law several times today.

Now, I know the can is no attorney, but come on, it’s easy to imagine that such a law exists that makes it an actual crime to just let the product sit on a heavily soiled surface for only one minute just because the law says do what the instructions tell you.

Because some regulator or set of legislators saw the problem (what, people huffing aerosols? Using bathroom cleaners on ovens?) and passed/made some burden to put the fear of the Federal Bureau of Investigation into consumers who read the packaging.

Another Federal law that goes unenforced. Unless the prosecutors can’t hang someone for a real crime, and Al Capone goes to prison in the 21st century for consumer-grade solvent misuse.

Sad, isn’t it?

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