We’ve all had them, those moments when we read or see something and sit back puzzling over the information because “who does these things?” I would like to list some of the things that I have puzzled over and invite everyone to add their own list of “who does these things”. Read on and have fun……………….
1. On the packaging of a hand-held hair dryer it states in bold letters: Warning, do not use in the shower or bath! 2. On a foam coffee cup it states in all capital letters: Warning contents hot! 3. On a large office building a lit sign advertises that it is a real estate broker and just below the sign is a smaller one that reads: For Sale. The company selling it is not the broker advertised on the building. 4. In the window of a department store a large sign states in all capital bright red letters “NOW HIRING” and right next to it is a smaller sign that reads “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE-final days”. 5. On the glass door of a business are signs that read “we accept ALL CREDIT CARDS, ALL DEBIT CARDS AND PERSONAL CHECKS”, inside on the register a sign reads “CASH ONLY”. 6. A company advertises that you can get an item for free, just pay the outrageous shipping and handling fee. 7. On a small salt packet in a fast food restaurant is the simple list of ingredients: salt and dextrose for flavoring---dextrose is natural sugar. 8. On a bag of dog or cat food sits a banner “NEW BETTER TASTE”, I wonder what animal tasted it and told them it was better. 9. A sign along a stretch of road reads “$100 FINE FOR LITTERING” and underneath it is a pile of trash ankle deep. 10. On the door of a family physician is a sign that reads “if you have flu-like symptoms, please do not enter”.
I can add one, on a different note. We were flipping the channels over the weekend. We stopped briefly on a program called Knives Live. And, I'm not kidding, they were trying to sell a large pocket knife with 'Happy Mothers Day' engraved in the blade. I rolled on the floor laughing, but it's scary. There must be people out there that were dialing in to buy one for their mother.
I do not own a pocket knife. No women in my family owns a pocket knife. I have never seen any women in my memory in possession of a pocket knife. I know no West Virginian man stupid enough to buy his wife/mother a pocket knife for a gift... We'd pull the 12-gauge on them.
Laugh if you like, Emile. I've written a hub especially for ladies and youths concerning survival and camping tools made in smaller sizes. There is a demand for these tools from those with smaller hands.
Hey now, watch your mouth! I have several pocket knives and I am glad that I do. I can't imagine any Mom worth her salt who doesn't need one. And, as far as Mother's Day goes, one of my Mother's all-time favorite gifts on Mother's Day was an electric lawn mower.
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