Wine Madness

[Picture of wine shelves at supermarket]I WAS SURPRISED AT THE WINE SHELVES AT MY LOCAL SUPERMARKET RECENTLY.

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There were wines priced at £3.99, £4.09, £4.49, £4.69 and £4.99. So, basically we can say between £4 and £5. Fair enough. But what caught my eye was the £13.19 price tag.

This stopped me in my tracks.

Further investigation showed that this wine was priced at 225 cl. The others would be the usual 70cl wine bottle. This means that this wine would be just £4.10 for a 70cl bottle.  I have to admit that I could see no 225 cl bottle or boxes, so this must be some computer madness.

I wonder that the person putting on this ticket did not stop and think.  Things are definitely getting worse!

Pole!

[Picture of the dancing pole in the pub]MY COMPANION AND I WENT FOR A NICE LUNCH IN THE CITY CENTRE.

It was Yates’s on Sauchiehall Street, and it was doing a brisk business; the place was filled with mothers with babies in prams, older people and some office workers.

Imagine our surprise to see a platform and pole! We were told by our waiter that these poles were used in the evening for pole dancing and lewd behaviour! We watched in horror as a toddler played with one.

As far as we could determine, the poles are for free public use, not for professional pole-dancers. This, I suppose, means that anyone, at any time, could suddenly decide to dance with one — even at lunchtime!

Pole dancing, I have been assured, is something undertaken by young women, rather than by men.  It is therefore something of symbol against which feminists rally. Does it really have to be on open public display at lunchtime? Is it actually required at all  (isn’t there an issue with Health & safety)?

Things are getting worse when pole dancing is so commonplace that it merits no raised eyebrows nor comment from mums having lunch.

Attention to Detail Missing

[Picture of van liverly]I WAS AMAZED TO SPOT A VAN WITH A SPELLING ERROR IN ITS LIVERY.

Ironically, the misspelled word was “Improvement”.

 

They managed to omit the letter “e”, to give “Improvment”

 

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This is quite an interesting van, there is an unnatural gap between the “I” and “mprovment”, and the phone number has a symbol that looks like a seven upside down – perhaps a four?

Attention to detail is everything if you do work, and if you want to get work from your advertising/ marketing (i.e. your van), the very least you could do would be to proof-read or spell-check the content. People may forgive the missing apostrophe, but an illegible phone number can be costly, and the inability to check the spelling of the most important and most prominent word is a sure-fire way to not get work.

 

 

Don’t Buy Condoms

[Poster about Free condoms]WE WERE INTERESTED TO DISCOVER THAT CONDOMS COST NOTHING IF YOU LIVE IN GLASGOW.

All you have to do is pop along and pick up as many as you need. No questions asked. This seems to be an endeavour to reduce teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

[close up of condom poster - with information]What we found more interesting is that the posters for this are located in Gents’ toilets in pubs and restaurants – next to condom dispensing machines! (see also this post)

From what we have heard, chaps would still rather pay a few quid to get dispensed condoms in a toilet than get free ones – and this is a great surprise to us.

We always assumed that men would fall into two camps, those who use condoms and those who refuse to. It had not occurred to us that the condom user camp would be divided into those who would rather buy them and those who like freebies!

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