Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Or whatever.

It seems that most people in Cincinnati are stuck, psychologically, at age 16. And surly. Yesterday I was almost run over in a grocery store parking lot, and the guy in the car honked at me (on foot!) and flipped me the bird. Because I had chosen to go into a grocery store at the crosswalk. He did, by the way, have to SPEED UP to get that close to hitting me. I don't get it. It is illustrative of the experiences I've had with Cincinnatiites so far.

But I still have 4 DVDs to watch.

At least I have not encountered any examples of poor grammar in printed materials at the hotel. Which reminds me!! The funniest SPAM comment came into the dogblog recently (the dogblog is still in stasis, by the way. Goofch has lots to say but Modean had all the computer know-how). Here it is:

Get your High School Diploma, Or any Desired College Degree, In less then 2 weeks.

Call this number now 24 hours a day 7 days a week (xxx) xxx-xxxx

Get these Degrees NOW!!!

High School Diploma "BA", "BSc", "MA", "MSc", "MBA", "PHD",
Get everything within 2 weeks.

100% verifiable, this is a real deal

Act now you owe it to your future.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx call now 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I swear to you, I did not make this up (although I did mask the phone #). How many misused words and punctuation errors can you find? I could have obtained a "PHD" in less then 2 weeks, instead of the 4 years to get my Ph.D. So silly of me!!! My favorite is the use of quotes for "BA" and other "degrees." Because they're not really, you know, degrees. They're "degrees."

Act now you owe it to your future. All one big honking sentence, with no punctuation.



PartnerInCrime said...

I'm sorry, dude tried to run over a visibly pregnant woman? (At least, I'm assuming it's visible based on previous things you've said.) You should've run around to his window and punched him in the ear.
I like the "degrees" in quotes. Says something about the quality of the education, I suppose.
If I had known that I could've wrapped up college in 2 weeks rather than 4 1/2 years (after changing majors 3 times), that would've saved me a lot of time. And probably a whooole lot of money spent on alcohol.

alphagal said...

I have been amazed at how rude some people are. People generally try to be extra nice to the pregnant lady, but I've encountered people who are, I think, intentionally rude because I'm visibly pregnant.
There's probably some weirdo socio-evolutionary explanation for it, involving people whose genes are unlikely to survive very long in the pool anyway.

Diana said...

One time I had to fight the urge to run over a rude bag boy in a grocery store parking lot. I, however, did not speed up. I think I did flip him off though. Less Nessman wouldn't have tried to run over you in a cross walk.

mom said...

Before you throw too many stones ..... you should have put the period outside of the quotation mark at the end of "degrees". Just channeling (which can be spelled with one l or two) Nahnee!