1) I know quality when I see it
This morning S gave me a white coffee mug, the kind you would pick up in the dinnerware section at Target, that had her company's logo on it. (I don't even drink coffee, but that's another post.) It was a nice mug, but as I said, there was nothing special about it except for the gift card that came inside it:
A Gift for You
This beautiful gift is of the finest
quality available. Hand prepared by
true craftspeople, the design is kiln-
fired for permanence and inspected
no less than seven times through
production. All in all, your gift is the
product of our uncompromising
commitment to quality.
Now I was impressed. So I turned it over to see who had made such a fine mug. Printed on the bottom:
Made in China
2) How old do you have to be to get a job on a newspaper in Atlanta?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta's major daily newspaper, prints teases for stories on the inside down the left sidebar of the front page. This was the first one today:
to look for
life on Mars
We're not sure
anyone is there to
say "excuse me,"
but a mysterious
belch of methane
gas on Mars hints at
a new NASA study
found. It also could
come from changes
in rocks, but option
No. 1 is cooler.