Carelessness at Kindergarten

[Picture of nursery school veg patch sign]I WAS AMAZED TO SEE THIS OUTSIDE AN EXPENSIVE CITY CENTRE NURSERY THE OTHER DAY. [Click on Pictures to enlarge]

The “Vegetable Patch” leaves much to be desired — I am sure you would agree!

Things are getting worse when children are taught to be careless, uncaring and irresponsible. What an ugly and disappointing sight!

[Picture of kindergarten veg patch - sad]

Combat or Comfort?

[pictur eof shop notice about fat combat trousers]WHEN I THINK OF COMBAT, I THINK OF FIT, HEALTHY PEOPLE.

I think of young men, I think of martial arts, I think of armed forces.

I must confess that I tend not to think of fat people, for example, people with a waist measurement of fifty-two imperial inches.

Good grief, that’s a whopping 132 cm!

Neither do I think of “kiddies” whatever that means.

Well, think again; I have discovered a Glasgow shop that sells combat trousers for such people — possibly pregnant or perhaps a form of sumo.

Things are definitely getting worse when our armed forces have such garments (after all these are being sold from an army/ navy surplus store).

Alco-pups

[Picture of shelves filled with dog beer bottles]ONE HAS TO WONDER WHY ANYONE WOULD WANT TO GIVE BEER TO A DOG.

It is bad enough that dog-owners can take a drink, without their dogs getting legless.

While browsing a local shop, I did a “double-take” on the dog beer section, and just had to snap a picture with my trusty camera phone. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Things are certainly getting worse when shops can sell dog beer.  I just hope that they don’t sell them to puppies — and I sincerely hope that the older dogs can be trusted not to buy beer for the young dogs tied up outside.

Bet it tastes rough!

Fitting Advert

[Picture of bad removals van]COMPANY IMAGE IS EVERYTHING.

On this site we often point out public signs that have errors.  This is because we feel that public signs, menus, notices and so forth should be checked for simple mistakes.

However, a company image goes beyond spelling and grammar, which is why we have shown some dubious logos (such as “Don’t Be Alarmed“).

Now, imagine a company that has only three main features (selling points) … (1) a van, (2) the spacial skills to know if and how things will fit ahead of time, and (3) how much care and attention to detail you have.

Imagine the livery of the van — what message would you be trying to get across?

You would probably want a van that looks clean, well-cared-for, professional, sturdy and which advertises with an office address, perhaps a logo, and a tag line.

Well, imagine now what we thought when we saw this van recently (see picture — click to enlarge).

Yes, things are getting worse when they cannot see ahead, when they cannot fit all the letters of the word across the van!

House Shroud

[Picture of Hugh Lawrie as House or Jesus]I SAW THE NEW POSTER ADVERTISING A TV SHOW CALLED “HOUSE”, AND WAS STRUCK BY THE THOUGHT THAT HUGH LAWRIE LOOKS LIKE JESUS.

Is Hugh trying to look like Jesus?  Perhaps this is coincidence, but I tell you what — from a distance, on a dull day, this massive billboard stares out at you with the full power of the Turin Shroud.

[Picture of the Turin Shroud head] [Picture of the Turin Shroud head]

The above pictures are close-ups of the head portion of the Turin Shroud.  Click to enlarge, and note that the one on the right is the enhanced and more popular image. Below is a picture of the full Shroud, complete with stains:

[Picture of the Turin Shroud full body of Jesus Christ]

Whether of not you believe that the shroud in Turin, Italy, is the death shroud of Jesus Christ, the artifact is iconic and well recognised.  Maybe things are getting worse, or perhaps I am just getting cynical in my old age, but there is more than just a passing resemblance, surly?

Report Anything Suspicious

underground-signSUSPICIOUS IS A FUNNY WORD, ISN’T IT?
I saw this sign in the Glasgow underground today — it states:

Outer Circle 1 min
Report Anything Suspicious

Now, the first thing I noticed was that something had been stuck — deliberately — to this sign.  Perhaps this was an attempt to obscure some important information?  Look closely at the picture — double click to enlarge for a better view — doesn’t that look suspicious?

It doesn’t say who to report to.  It doesn’t say how to make a report. It doesn’t say what might be described as “suspicious”.

I had a suspicion a train was coming – – ought I to report this fact to someone? I started to get worried, what was suspicious? Should I suspect people of being illegal immigrants?  of being closet homosexuals? Perhaps I ought to report that chap for looking “shifty” — that’s suspicious, isn’t it?

Things are definitely getting worse on the tube these days! In the end I reported the sign. “Outer Circles” are pretty suspicious, don’t you think?  A bit like crop circles maybe? Who knows!

Purse List

[picture of pircelist]GETTING A BIG GLOSSY POSTER FOR YOUR SHOP WINDOW IS A BIT OF A SHOW-OFF.

It doesn’t just tell prospective customers exactly what you can offer, and the costs —  but it also communicates a lot about a business,: the business image, attention to detail and so forth.

I was thus puzzled to spot this glossy poster recently in the window of a big beauty store slap bang in the busy and expensive city centre. “Top Nails in Hollywood“.

They seem to have managed to mis-spell PRICE LIST!  Click on the picture to enlarge; it reads PIRCE LIST.

But that is not all.  Look closer — the Kids’ section is interesting; it is entitled KIND’S NAIL. Things are indeed getting worse.

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