Monday, April 03, 2006

Weekend Observations # 2

I was attempting to pet a sun conure in a petstore this weekend. A man observing me says, “I’m getting away, his beak looks sharp. The same man 5 minutes later says, “How much are they?” $399.99 was the reply from the store clerk. The man said, “I’ll give you $350 for it right now.” Umm…ok. I don't think you need a bird, mister.

We drove past a nail salon on our way back to my parents' house from dinner. The marquee out front said, “We have friendly nail techs.” I guess that was probably more effective than, "Our nail techs are rude."

Fazoli’s is now hiring smiles.

Here is what is printed on my my chopsticks wrapper.

On one side - "Welcome to Chinese Restaurant. Please try your Nice Chinese Food With Chopsticks the traditional and typical of Chinese glonous history and cultural."

On the other side - "Learn how to use your chopsticks. Tuk under tnurnb and held firmly. Add second chcostick and hold it as you hold a pencil. Hold tirst chopstick in original position move the second one up and down now you can pick up anything:"

2 comments:

suburban housefrau said...

ok...that is FUNNY. And what is glonous???

crazy west Texans. ;)

headless chicken said...

I think it's a good idea to advertise friendly nail techs. That's one of the things I hate about manicures is that you have to sit so close to a complete stranger, when additionally there is usually a language barrier. I think another valid advertisement would be, "We sanitize so your digits won't fall off."

There is a whole website dedicated to hilarious misinterpretations from Chinese to English, but I can't remember the url. The packaging on my silverware on China Air said "You are welcome to take the plane." It's in my scrapbook!