Friday, January 16, 2009

Signs Of Our Times

I can't get the dryer to work at a Padre Island laundromat. No matter
how many buttons I push, nothing. So I decide the read the instructions.

Direction No. 1 (and this is on all of the dryers ... it's not just a
silly sign posted somewhere... it's for real):

Check inside machine for children ...

A fellow laundry washer shared this one from an Albuquerque Barber
Shop:

Hair Cut While You Wait.

OK. One more. This one is from a public park in Vinita, OK:

PARKING FEES
Free if you park in the lot.
$500 if you park anywhere else.

And the reason the dryer failed to respond to my button mashing? I
hadn't fed it enough quarters. It's always about money, isn't it.