Notice Notices

[Picture of bank door notice]WHEN THE BANK STAFF BECAME FED-UP ANSWERING THE SAME QUESTIONS, THEY TYPED UP A SIGN AND POSTED IT IN THE MOST PROMINENT PLACE THEY COULD FIND — THEIR FRONT DOOR.

Unfortunately, this trick did not work; the same questions kept coming. So, in frustration, they reprinted the sign — and again, the pasted it prominently to the door, but notice (click on picture to enlarge) how big this notice has become!

Here is a close up of the notice/ poster… (again, click on the picture to enlarge)…

[Picture of BIG bank door notice]

Things are certainly getting worse when banks treat customers in such an obviously cheeky way! Shawlands certainly has not improved since I left!

Office Worker Action Figures!

WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING YOUR CHILD WHEN YOU DECIDE TO BUY THEM THIS TOY? (Click on Picture to enlarge)

It is a “Deluxe Aggression” action figure of a man in a light grey or blue office suit — the limbs are very flexible and bendy “Deluxe Articulation”.

  • IT COMES COMPLETE WITH A BREAKING LAPTOP!

This laptop is a “breaking Accessory”!

Yay! I’m soooo angry I’m gonna send you a really annoying e-mail! Ha! Take that! Uh-OH! Not the fax, Nooooo! Suddenly in comes a memo and some minutes linked from an FTP site! Damn!

Am I missing something? What is going on with kids these days that they want to play with office worker action figures that have breakable laptops? Yes indeed, things are getting worse!

Afghanistan?

INTERNET TRANSLATION MUST BE LACKING A CERTAIN JE NE SAIS QUOI.

Just look at what happened when Google translated this site into French (Click on Pics to enlarge). Who knew that French for “Getting Worse” is “En Afghanistan”!

Dishy Flats

[Picture of Sat Dishes ruining a building's looks]SATELLITE DISHES DO NOT IMPROVE THE LOOK OF ANY PROPERTY, BUT IT IS WORSE WITH FLATS.

It is bad enough in older properties, but it really stands out in newer properties — and the thing is, none of them are actually legal.  Not one of the owners or residents have applied for planning permission to erect a dish.  This is a mere detail, and nothing stops the working class obsession with football – regardless of who is playing. Dishes are ugly — don’t you agree?

Wet Art Gallery

[Picture of Damp art gallery walls]KELVINGROVE ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUM MAY BE IN TROUBLE.

After a refurb of 28 million quid (where did all the money go?), the place re-opened in 2006 — only to flood and promptly close down again.

A spokesman for the council said, back in 2006:

‘The external drainage system did not cope with floodwater from yesterday’s deluge of heavy rain.

‘The floodwater backed up into a plant room which houses the controlling electronics for the pumps that supply the water tanks at Kelvingrove.

‘The water supply, by design, cut out as part of the internal flood protection system for Kelvingrove.

‘As a consequence, there was no toilet provision available, nor any fresh water to supply the catering outlets.’

[From CLIPPED NEWS http://clippednews.wordpress.com/2006/08/03/kelvingrove-shuts/]

[Picture of Damp art gallery walls]Now, it has to be said that we have been having similar deluges this year, 2008 — and I took the liberty of taking some snapshots of the obvious damp walls of this dear old building.

However, this time, the local media are silent.  Perhaps it is “just me”, but look at the pictures for yourself — are things getting worse for the county’s biggest tourist attraction?

[Picture of Damp art gallery walls]

The Anderston Hippo Family

MANY THINGS MIGHT SPRING TO MIND WHEN ONE THINKS ABOUT THE ANDERSTON AREA OF GLASGOW, but I would wager that Hippopotamuses is not chief among them.

Nevertheless, when Anderston was deemed to require civic or public art, sculpture of a wee hippo family was thought fitting.

Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but the hippopotamus is neither native nor representative of the area in question.  I thought it best just to mention that lest readers of this blog jump to the wrong conclusion.

Things are getting worse when this sort of thing can happen, and when this sort of thing barely raises a quizzical eyebrow!

Bad Birthday Cake

A SPECIALLY MADE BIRTHDAY CAKE.

What a good idea — and it is all the rage these days too.  Any four-year-old would be delighted to have a cake specially made just for them!

However, look at the subject matter — is “Grand Theft Auto” really suitable for a 4 year old? It has an “R” rating apart from anything else. (Click on Picture to enlarge)

What have the parents been allowing?  What were they thinking? Oooh, things are getting worse!

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