I often sit in public places and take notes for writing. Here are some of my most recent:
Little girl: Look! Three boys and three girls! It’s equal!
Father: No, it’s not equal. The boys are bigger.
Teenage Girl: Stupid cops! They gave me another ticket! Said my tag was expired.
Teenage Boy: When did it expire?
Teenage Girl: Like two months ago. But they already knew that when I got pulled over last month for speeding. They should have given me a chance!
Middle-aged Woman on cell phone: Don’t you love being retired? I’ll have to teach you the retirement dance!
Father: You’re paying? You brought your wallet? Does it have money in it?
Teen Son: I have money and a library card.
Father: When you open it, do moths come flying out?
Little Boy at beach (points to woman wearing black bra-style bikini) says to his mother: Is that a bra?
In the same grocery store where I found meatless beans, I was caught chuckling out loud at the book rack. The store only seems to carry religious books, but I found these two titles on the same rack a little bit paradoxical. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find one on limbo.
(**Note: An article in Forbes about Kobe beef being sold in the U.S. as not being actual Kobe has raised a lot of issues about consumers being lied to. Not only is it unethical for companies to claim something on a label that is completely false, but it is outright fraud and should be treated as so by the U.S. government.)
Sometimes labels can be so truthful that I find myself laughing out loud in the grocery store. As a matter of fact, there was a man standing next to me wondering why I was doing so and taking a picture of this can of beans. I told him what I saw, and at first he didn’t get it until I repeated, “It’s a can of beans with no meat.”
If you saw a label like this one you’d laugh, too! Who do they think they are kidding? Do they normally sell canned beans with meat?