You Are!

[picture of sign in Ketchups]I WAS SENT THIS PICTURE OF A SIGN IN A LOCAL BAR/ RESTAURANT*

Click on the image to enlarge.

The item that stands out for me is:

THINK
YOUR
MAN
ENOUGH?

Clearly, this ought to be “You’re” as in Think you are man enough?”. I hate to see mistakes of this nature.  They have gone to the trouble of getting this sign hand-painted, but just because it wasn’t done on a computer with a spellcheck feature, doesn’t mean it can’t be proof-read.

Things are getting worse when it’s considered acceptable to put up signs with mistakes and bad English.

*Thanks to Peter for the picture

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Tranny Van

[photo of bus shelter advert]I SPOTTED THIS CHEEKY AD ON A BUS SHELTER.

It states:

Tranist Van +
Driver For Hire
Free Estimates
From only £15

I have no idea what a Tranist van might be.  I am guessing they misspelled Transit, but it is yet another example of a failure to do simple proof-reading checks on advertising and marketing material. Let’s face it, when a couple of letters have been switched around by accident, perhaps they also did this with the cost — perhaps it is from only £51.

Things are getting worse when business cards and sales material are not checked for simple errors. What if the ‘phone number is wrong? This small firm ought not to have paid the printer if the work is shoddy. What a grand waste of everyone’s time.

Deposit on a Car

[Picture of car covered in bird poo]WHAT A SHAME I THOUGHT WHEN I SAW THIS CAR IN SHAWLANDS THIS MORNING.

It is completely covered in bird droppings. It seems to have been parked under the railway bridge for a while by the looks of it.

I climbed the stairs to the railway station, and took a picture from up there. Click on the pictures to enlarge the image

[Picture of car covered in bird shit]

I cannot image how the owner will feel when they arrive back to fetch their vehicle!

Random Cola Pricing

EVERY TIME I BUY COCA COLA, I AM SURPRISED BY THE PRICE.

[picture fo cola at 155 for 1.25lit][picture of big size coke for £1.50]I was in Sainsbury’s recently, and noticed that the big 2 litre bottles were £1.50.

However, in the next aisle, the smaller, “sharesize” 1.25 litre bottles are priced at £1.55.

Yes – that’s right, the smaller bottle costs more.

It gets worse; the even smaller 500ml size is £1.75 or two bottles for £1.50 —  and often supermarkets sell two 2 litre bottles for £2.00 of two-for-one at £1.50. A 330ml can costs 61p.

The price per litre can vary from 8.8p to nearly 22p. In the same shop at the same time. With different special offers, sales, discounts and the variety of purchase options (boxes of cans, four 2 litre bottles shrinkwrapped together etc), it is anyone’s guess what the cost will be.

It gets worse when one orders a glass of Coke in a pub or restaurant; it can cost almost anything! It makes no sense. Pubs often sell the stuff in pints — which confuses matters even more.

Teetotallers can pay a lot more that alcohol drinkers in pubs — for a drink that can be bought for a lot less in a corner shop.  Soft drinks are not always priced on menus in restaurants – and it often a shock when the bill arrives.

Look, it’s just flavoured fizzy water, does it have to be so expensive? Something ought to be done: we need a coke ombudsman.

Needless Carelessness

GLASGOW IS A TOUGH PLACE, AND SHAWLANDS HAS A FAIR SHARE OF THE CITY’S TROUBLED SOULS.

[Photo of syringe]I took this photograph with my cameraphone across from a primary school in Shawlands. Yes, sadly it is a syringe. A needle discarded by a drug addict.

Goodness; things are getting worse when school children, toddlers, pets and everyone else can be stabbed in the foot by a discarded, and probably infected, hypodermic needle on a busy pavement.

[pic of syring on pavement]

 

NCP Tackle Homelessness

[Photograph of NCP wheelie bin with Refuge written on it]I WAS PLEASED TO SEE THAT A CITY CENTRE CAR PARK HAS PROVIDED THE HOMELESS WITH A PLACE TO STAY.

I took a picture with my cameraphone. Click on the image to enlarge.

It shows a wheelie bin outside the car park.  The bin is filled and overflowing. On the side is written

NCP
REFUGE
ONLY

It is so nice to know that there is a refuge at the NCP. I had always thought of those wheely bins as being for Refuse or Rubbish, and it would certainly seem to be the case that some silly person has mixed up Refuse with refuge and filled the wheely bin with refuse! I do hope this doesn’t inconvenience the homeless people using the bin as refuge at this time of year.

Flying Tyres

nitrogen inflation of car tyresA SIGN CAUGHT MY ATTENTION WHILE GETTING NEW TYRES.

It was the bottom entry on the list of inclusions — Nitrogen inflation.

I had never heard of that — I always assumed that car tyres are filled with common or garden air.  Nitrogen gas just seemed a tad excessive.  I looked it up on Wikipedia when I got home, and sure enough, Nitrogen is used — for aircraft!

“Aircraft tires are usually inflated with nitrogen or helium in order to minimize expansion and contraction from extreme changes in ambient temperature and pressure experienced during flight…
…The use of an inert gas for tire inflation will eliminate the possibility of a tire explosion.”
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire#Inflation_pressure

Things are definitely getting worse when a common, everyday car tyre gets filled with Nitrogen gas! The world has gone mad!

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