Strange Place to Have a Door

20121008dpyjamasMAGAZINE HEADLINES ARE GETTING WORSE.

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This magazine states:

“ALEX SMASHED DOWN
THE DOOR IN HIS PYJAMAS”

I have never heard of anyone having a door in their pyjamas, let alone smashing it down. This is a “World Exclusive”.  I fear that this glamorises domestic violence (or at the very least, normalises it). I cannot see what is to be gained by leading with this story; it cannot be good for anyone reading about it or involved in it.

The fact that he smashed down a door is enough, the added detail of being in his pyjamas is irrelevant – but it serves to just lower the tone that extra notch, it is the same as the choice of the word “Frolicked” or the term “Breakdown”.

This poor couple are going through a rough, tough time. They are not really celebrities, but they are not “ordinary” people either. It is such a shame that their financial security depends on having their ups and downs displayed on trash magazine covers.

Yes, Things Are getting Worse.

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Proffessional!

[Poster misspelling in Glasgow]I TOOK THIS PICTURE WITH MY CAMERA-PHONE FROM THE UPSTAIRS OF MY BUS THIS MORNING, AND HAD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL.

As you can see (please click on the image to enlarge), there are several windows completely covered with posters.  On one of them is the word “Profession”, but it is misspelled, “Proffesion“.

Other words appear in the series, on other windows, for example, “Legal” and “Council” as shown here in this snapshot.

Things are getting worse when people can put a lot of thought, time and effort into creating a message that is so prominently visible to thousands of bus passengers every day, yet which (instead of getting their point across effectively), manages to annoy and confuse!

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