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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Because my Car Registration Sticker DESERVES to be Showered in Affection...

Every so often my gal rolls her eyes and says, "Only YOU mama!" But doesn't everyone make declarations of love and devotion to their car registration sticker?

Because it was a big pain in the neck to get that sticker. First, I had to be pulled over by a policeman who happened to be the first to notice it was a month and a half overdue. Then I had to find all those papers that say the car is mine.

And then I had to bring in all those papers to the tax office which, as we all know, is never as simple as it sounds. And then I had to go again, because the papers I brought weren't good enough and they wanted different copies of the very same papers.

And so then I was so happy to have my very own car registered in my very own name that I told my gal was I was going to kiss my registration sticker every time I got in my car. 'Cause I'm sure everyone does that.

So now that we have my total and complete normalcy established, let's move on to some random pictures. Look, I may live in the fourth biggest (and first ugliest) city in the United States, but this is still my way home:And I took a sign picture this week too. I know the REAL subtext on these kinds of signs is always, "Please don't sue us!" But I always want to whip out a sharpie, change the period to a comma and add "you moron" to the end of the sentence (changing it from "always stay with your baby when using this table." to "always stay with your baby when using this table, you moron.")This one cries out for the same adjustment:I think they'd sell better, don't you?

17 comments:

Kerry McKibbins said...

Ok, just spit some of my coffee out. Thank you.

Kristine said...

I'm totally putting a sharpie in my purse. Between signs like that, and the contant misuse of apostrophes and quotation marks and mispellings, I will be having the time of my life and probably get arrested for vandalism...you'll post my bail, right?

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

It sounds like you need a rubber stamp with ", you moron" on it to save you the sharpie. Then you can stamp as much as you like!

Angie P said...

wow...i need a sharpie too! Your are too funny, but there are MANY things that need altering out there. thanks for the friday laugh

SJ said...

That was funny

SJ said...

, you moron ;)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Kerry & Angie P! And you're welcome! :-)

Kristine - Of course! You know, I saw a blog once called "Typo Hunt Across America" or something like that about these two guys who fix typos on all kinds of signs that they see in their travels. You might like that blog.

Curly Glamor Girlie - I imagine a stamp like that could be useful for all sorts of things!

Very funny SJ! :-)

Arizaphale said...

You crack me up!!!!!!!

Whew! A month and a half overdue on your rego? Bad Karma in this country baby as your road tax (registration/rego) also covers your third party insurance. It is unthinkable to drive without third party here. Unless you are 25 and broke and need your car to get to work and get pulled over and have your plates confiscated so take an old pair of plates off a friend's car and put them onto your car in order to get across town to get a lift with a friend to go on a ski holiday.
Boy. Am I glad that part of my life is over.
Kiss that sticker girl. I know where you're coming from.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Arizaphale - Were we buddies in college? :-) :-) :-)

Wendy said...

I thought that pull-down thing in the bathroom was for tying your baby to when you got tired of watching it while you were shopping. I mean, for heaven's sake, it's got TIE-DOWN STRAPS.

Damn, I've been using it wrong this whole time. My bad.

ALF said...

Love the sunset.

A Free Man said...

They might not sell better, but they'd make the world a brighter place.

Bruce said...

So let me get this straight, there is wheat in that last picture. Wheat as in the stuff that grows out of the ground that goes in bread, right, am I missing something......Oh Damn, I lost ma baby again, he was right here on the changing table!!!!!

John C said...

Koala baby changing tables!

I do however believe that registration should be for life, since most of us pay state taxes.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Wendy,
I'm pretty sure that was the way the designer originally intended those contraptions to be used...

Thanks Alf & A Free Man!

Bruce - You're supposed to get a baby sitter to sit on your baby when you read blogs as confusing as mine!!!!!

John C. - Yeah!!!! Oh, except we don't really pay state taxes in TX (at least not income taxes) so maybe not...

Anonymous said...

I think that's like when you put "in bed" after the fortune in your fortune cookie...just makes it more fun. :)

Janet said...

Jill, seriously you have more than your share of great signs in Texas!

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