Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Picture Day!

So the other day I was walking down the street at passed The Brunswick Zone, which is apparently a bowling place, or something.  I always think it's an X-Treme Soup venue.  I'd go if it was.  Any way, they have a sign out front where they wish a happy birthday to whatever children would be excited to see their name in lights in conjunction with flashy stews.

Yes!  Happy Birthday, Natnin!!!

I'm not sure who's to blame here.  Did the Brunswick Zone grossly misspell some variation of Nathan?  Did some mother actually name their child Natnin?  Either way, someone should be ashamed.

I continued down the street passed the liquor store.  They were proudly displaying some of their days deals.

That's... entirely too many Es.

It took me a moment to realize that they had substituted another E for what I assume was an F that went MIA.  I guess that was the point, though.

I continued on to the World Market to sooth my worried soul with their international foods and decorations.  I came across this owl.

OMG Cute!!!

I was seriously interested in purchasing this owl, due to its extreme cuteness.  So I turned it over to learn its price.

Wait... what?

At first I was encouraged by its low price tag.  Then... I don't understand.  "For Decorative Purpose Only?"  What?  What else would I use it for?  Seriously!  No, really.  What the hell would I be doing with this that wasn't decorative?

I wasn't the same for the rest of the day.

P.S. - I did a Google search for"Natnin," just to see if it was a popular foreign name and I was being way insensitive.  All I found was this loving video tribute to food:


Anonymous said...

I have this same issue with signs, Confusing up my life. - Wanted to ask how the flirting card thing is working out for you? And did you purchase the owl? Are you using it in an appropriate decorative manner?
Beeeeater sounds painful.

Melissa (NZ)

Adam Jones said...

I went to order those flirting cards. Then I realized it could cost me about $30, and none of my friends would ever use them anyway. So I just ordered business cards for my blog instead. In fact, I should post about that. Thank you for reminding me.

I did not purchase the owl. I was too stunned. This was a mistake. I will be going back for him. I will use him decoratively.

I won't let you down.

Anonymous said...

That is what I sing when I see food too. I'm so glad I'm not alone. Me and that guy... and his chorus... and maybe autotune.

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