Wednesday, January 09, 2008

don't have to speak at all


I wonder if you put your gender specification in quotation marks that makes it not discrimination? I'll definitely be "calling" them soon. Thanks, Mark.

13 comments:

Jason said...

The phone number belongs to an executive member of the PTA of La Mesa Elementary School in Monterey, CA.

Which makes me 'infuriated'.

Jeff said...

I think the quotes are there so that when they get in trouble for specifying English-speaking females only, they can be like "It was a joke... look, the quotes... the quotes!!!"

Seriously, isn't that shit illegal in America?

Anonymous said...

"Wow."

Hey, does this blog have an RSS feed? Is there another way to subscribe?

Bob K said...

Matt - all blogspot blogs have rss feeds and if you just cut and paste the url for this one into your rss reader it should be all set.

Gene said...

Yep, what bob k said "works great" on my iGoogle page :-)

Sadly, I think jeff is right...plausible deniability...

Anonymous said...

Jason, you called the number? What if it had been correct? What were you going to say? Just curious.

joeythelovesponge said...

actually, when you call the number the recording says...beep...press one for english...beep...numero dos para espanol...beep...

Perky said...

There's just so much wrong with this one!!!! Gah!

Thanks for this blog -- I can't tell you how much I look forward to it each day! It's so nice to know that I'm not the only one who spits coffee when I see mangled English on signs!!!

Keep up the good work!

David A. M. Wilensky said...

I wonder if you also have to be able to 'write english.' Clearly the proprietors can't.

Anonymous said...

Nope, that's totally "optional".

Heidi @ GGIP said...

What a funny blog! I'll definitely be back.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bob. Works like a charm!

Anonymous said...

I think that last quotation mark is in the wrong place. "Female" preferred.