Packaging Ironic

[picture of device for opening stubborn hard plastic packages]WE WERE SENT THIS PICTURE BY E-MAIL RECENTLY, AND THOUGHT IT QUITE IRONIC.

What do you think?

If you double click on the image, it will enlarge — it shows a device that helps you open stubborn hard plastic sealed packing — but the device itself comes in stubborn hard plastic sealed packaging!

Are things getting worse, or is this an attempt to be “funny”?

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Difficult People?

[Picture of Difficult Patients seminar notice]DIFFICULT PEOPLE — WITH TOOTHACHE?

I just had to take a picture of a notice I spotted at the Glasgow Dental Hospital.  It read:

PLEASE NOTE
THE “HOW TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT
PEOPLE” COURSE, IS IN LECTURE
THEATRE1 ON THE SECOND FLOOR
OF THE DENTAL HOSPITAL

I don’t know about you, but I would imagine that most people with toothache could be described as “difficult” — so it’s just as well that dentists are being taught how to deal with us !

I myself smiled at the sign on the door — for dentists — “Pull”!

Things ARE getting worse when we have to go to the dental hospital to find out how to deal with difficult people!  Happy New Year!

Free Wine?

[PictureI COULDN’T HELP BUT SNAP A PICTURE OF THIS BOARD LOCATED OUTSIDE A LOCAL WINE SHOP.

Paul Rodgers replaced Freddie mercury as lead singer in Queen, and was once the frontman for Bad Co. and Free.

Who knew he had his own champagne (non vintage)? At nearly £26 it is a great pity it is so far from being “Free”!

Yes, things are getting worse when we can make such poor jokes!  Happy New Year!

Honesty Over Improvement

[Picture of Pub Sign in Glasgow]A SIGN OUTSIDE A CITY CENTRE PUB DECLARES AVERAGE SERVICE!

I know that this is supposed to be amusing and friendly, but why not instead improve things instead of being brutally honest. (Double click on the image to enlarge).

It says:

‘the UNIVERSAL
BAR
“GOOD FOOD
AVERAGE SERVICE”
QUALITY FOOD
12 NOON ~ 9 P.M.
BEERS, WINES & SPIRITS
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
APPARENTLY
FRIENDLY STAFF
LIVE MUSIC
LIVE FOOTBALL
(IF THE GAME IS WORTH WATCHING)”

Yes, folks, things are still getting worse. Would it kill someone to offer good or great service? Happy New Year anyway!

Hospital Parking

[Picture of Hospital Parking Sign in Scotland]HOSPITAL PARKING WAS A POLITICAL HOT POTATO. IT’S NOW FREE.

However, things are getting worse when the signs are so confusing!

Click on Picture to Enlarge.

It says —

“New Parking Arrangements
From 31st December 2008
*No car parking charges
*Unauthorised Car parking
Notices in Force
MAXIMUM STAY
4 HOURS
(Monday to Friday)
Exemptions for patients and visitors”

Now, I don’t know about you, but “free car parking at all Scottish Hospitals” seems easy to understand. “No Car Parking Charges” pretty much covers that.

So — what’s this about a 4 hour maximum stay?

Now, there is a suggestion that this 4 hour maximum is flexible if you are a patient or visitor (i.e. almost everyone), only nurses and doctors will be getting tickets then. Weird!

What confused me the most was the “Unauthorised Parking Notices in Force” — what exactly does that mean — unless parking is “authorised” in the first place, it is meaningless.

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