Ah Cmon, it's hardly NZ alone, take a trip to Australia or America, England, and Whilst I haven't been to SA personally, I know and have had similar discussions about the warnings on products with South Africans.
It's the way things are. Fighting it is pointless.
I disagree. Only in NZ have I seen the following
- Why in our kitchen here at work is there a sign telling me I need to wash my hands before handling food?
- Why is there a sign in the toilet telling me I need to wash my hands after having a pee?
- Major warning signs at all pedestrian crossings in Wellington? Look left look right ... Stay alive.
The above just came to me. There are plenty more examples. NZ is a society where most people cannot think for themselves and need to be told what to do. Its just the way it is and its far more evident here than anywhere else.
LOL. The presence of signs is not an indication of the citizens but of the government and infrastructure control. I don't feel the need for as many signs, it makes me cringe, and I can assure you I do all of those things without the requirement of a sign, because without doing them before the signs I'd be almost certainly dead.