August 1, 2012
I’ve always been completely tantalized by unintentional humor/irony. I especially love it when grammatical errors are involved in conveying an unintended meaning. To me, coming upon an unexpected morsel of comedy is like pessimistically rummaging through the “XL” section for a shirt that I want in my size (on sale, of course), searching and seeking desperately for what feels like two and a half decades, almost giving up due to dehydration, and then suddenly — as if by an act of divine intervention –finding the very last “medium” in the store. You just want to run up to some random lady and be like, “Look what I FOUND!! Yeah! It was in the XL section! HA! It’s $8.75! Yeah, I KNOOOW!! It’s SO nice, right???” Anyway, I recently came face-to-face with two examples of completely accidental comedy. I should preface my presentation of the photo evidence by saying that I do indeed recognize that neither of them are that funny in “real life” but to me, and hopefully to some of you (my world-wide audience of blog readers), they’re just an excuse to smile…
After almost going deaf due to the hideous teenybopper music that was blasting at about eighty-five decibels over “tolerable,” I stumbled into the fitting room of Annie Sez and found this sparkling gem. Immediately, I couldn’t help but imagine what the world of retail would be like if women were forced to remove their underwear and shoes upon entering a fitting room. I don’t know, Annie. Seems a BIT presumptuous if you ask me!
This next photo was taken at a dollar store in Florida. As I was paying for my 4-pack of Orbitz and my roll of wrapping paper (which will most likely disintegrate before I get to use it), I couldn’t help but notice something unusual in the “impulse buy” section. Can you spot the item that doesn’t belong?? We’ve got some balloons, some tissues, bubbles, batteries, oh wait – what’s this? A home pregnancy test, you say?? Let’s face it, ladies. We all know how easy it is to forget that you could possibly be with child. Well, NOT ANYMORE! Thanks, “Dollar Deals!” No, but, really, why is that there??
Thus concludes my third blog entry of the summer. Have a phenomenal day!!!