Bittersweet and Humorous

The Italians have such a way with food, wine and yes, signs.  This one got the message across with poignancy, a bit of humor and the unspoken caution to be grateful if you can easily walk from a parking place into the travel plaza.  (Want my parking space? Take my handicap.)

And I have to include this one posted in a dog park near a church in Naples. Among the cautions forbidding the presence of sick dogs, dogs on leashes, dogs in the flowerbeds, dogs in your arms (huh?), and the command to pick up your dog’s cacca, my favorite was number 2 which forbids the presense of female dogs in heat.  They think of everything, don’t they?

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Artificial Intelligence, Not

I was researching ice cream makers and found a link to Good Housekeeping’s 9 best for 2023.  As I made my way through the
list, a pop-up ad distracted me. Annoyed, I glanced at the ad. Annoyance gave way to a big scoop of laughter. The ad was for
crematory services. If AI can’t tell the difference between ice cream and a crematorium. I don’t think we have too much to worry about.

 

 

photo credit: Holly A. Heyser

 

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Lost in Translation

A Jewish couple won twenty-million pounds on the lottery. They immediately set out to begin a life of luxury. They bought a magnificent mansion in Knightsbridge and surrounded themselves with all the material wealth imaginable.

Then they decided to hire a butler. They found the perfect butler through an agency, very proper and very British.  He began working for them as soon as the papers were signed. The day after his arrival, he was instructed to set up the dining room table for four, as they were inviting the Cohens to lunch. The couple then left the house to do some shopping.

When they returned, they found the table set for eight. They asked the butler why eight, when they had specifically instructed him to set the table for four. The butler replied, “The Cohens telephoned and said they were bringing the Blintzes and the Knishes!”

 

phoito credit: “bagels” by Muffet is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

 

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