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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Another signs of the time

Went to eat at a new Japanese restaurant today a couple of miles down the road from the house. This sign was on their door:

To our patrons:

We closed between 2:30 and 5 o'clock during the week

The message is clear. But come on. Someone could make a lot of money rewriting signs.


  1. My "forehead slap" is the handwritten sign that says:
    "We Close"
    And have you noticed that local news is merely a cliche festival?
    While reporting on the recent Airforce One debacle, where the POINT was the low flights over Manhattan, our reporter narrated film of the shockingly low flight by saying: "And here's Airforce 1 HIGH over the Statue of Liberty."

    Missing the whole point, I'd say. Guess it's come to this: WE are the grumbling old farts! Everyone else seems quite happy with "You know what I meant" journalism!

    Aloha my fellow old farts!!

  2. LOL I can here them saying that. That is too funny G!

  3. willow that is a scary A** picture.. Im scared..LOL

  4. This annoys me, but I like what Cloudia wrote! I'm just a grumbling old fart :)

  5. But, we like to be grammatically incorrect! That's why people come back for more!! We are like theees only!!!

  6. Grandpa, these "another signs of the time" post are funny. I have a blog award waiting for you over on my page.

  7. I'm not "an old fart", but I can never stop myself from correcting someone's grammar or spelling. Guess it's the curse of the AP English...that, and having an editor for an aunt! HA!

  8. I've never been able to read a newspaper or magazine article without wanting to edit it for grammar and style.

    Not that I'm perfect, but ay yi yi, some of what passes for professional writing is truly awful!

  9. Hahahaha...
    I have found my calling!!!:D

  10. Well, my favorite is "Sally Nails," a chain of shops that sell hair and beauty supplies.

    I have no idea what it means! By the way, Jim Belshaw has written a very interesting piece on his plans to write a history book. I thought of you as I was reading it. Writing non-fiction is very, very different. Personal Reflections, Jim Belshaw

  11. They possibly *do* make a lot of money painting signs: for other Japanese :)))