Sunday, July 1, 2012

Overthoughts

Signs are wonderful things: brief, eloquent and frequently open to interpretation.
  • I drove through some road construction a couple of days ago, and there was a man standing there holding up a sign that said, "Slow." I thought it was nice of the construction company to hire the intellectually challenged, but felt it was cruel to make them advertise their shortcomings.
  • A sign outside a car dealership said, "Blowout sale." It seemed to be a good marketing slogan for the dealership, but didn't seem anywhere near as successful when I moved the sign out in front of the nearby tire emporium.
  • I found a "Giant Yard Sale" sign in our neighborhood and wandered over to check it out. I was disappointed. The people holding it were normal sized.

3 comments:

slcard said...

You're back! Hurray!!

Just before I saw this post I saw a quote and thought of you:

"I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up--they have no holidays." Henny Youngman

It just seemed so... you.

maine character said...

Too bad on the giants. But did you buy a Giant Yard?

Ulysses said...

S.L.:
I used to be a Catholic, but I gave it up for Lent.

Maine:
I was going to buy a Giant Yard, but I didn't have enough money. I was a little short.