Is Ask Metafilter a place for people afraid to learn from their own experiences?
just made me think "FFS, just buy a tree... It's not going to turn into a Sabre Toothed Tigre and kill your family". I appreciate I'm not American and you guys have a huge litigation culture whereas in Scotland we're far more of the "If you die after placing your toaster in the bath with you, it's your own fault and it would bring shame on your family if they sought compensation from the toaster manufacturer for not putting a sticker on informing you not to put the electric toaster in the bath because it would confirm that you were too stupid to live anyway" school of thought.
Does anyone else find this to be the case? Are some AskMe questions the kind of thing you expect from people who won't use public telephones in case they get AIDS from the homeless guy who last used it three weeks ago?