Friday, December 12, 2008

fake polite rural gas station


Desiree explains that this is black and white because "my husband is a goofball" which is probably my favorite part. However, I also wonder what they are pumping into the cars, and if it applies to people who have cards but don't want to use them.

11 comments:

shane said...

The spanish is also mispelled. It should be "con" instead of "kon". That's a common mistake with undereducated spanish speakers, or sometimes misspelled intentionally, almost like "cuz" instead of because.

malika in atlanta said...

maybe they mean like before you pump your hydrogen.

DLC said...

He really is a goofball. He ruined the pictures of my best friend's wedding, in Miami, on a sunny day, on a boat, with this B&W and sepia crap. The only way I can imagine for this sign to have happened is in some sort of a fit of rage. Not only are the marks unnecessary but they are seemingly arbitrary. This reminds me of a skit from 1980's SNL called something like "People who ruined it for the rest of us" where Ellen Cleghorn had started pumping and running thus making it so that everyone had to pay before they pump. Don't ask me why in 2008 just 90 minutes from DC, they are just realizing this is necessary.

Kevin said...

The way the sign is worded implies that it is possible but discouraged to pump without paying.

Emma said...

You posted this one before:
http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/2008/10/wait-gas.html

I remembered the bad spanish. :) It's funny that two different people would send it in!

Meeg said...

But the black & white makes it so much more artistic.

bethany said...

ha, I usually catch those, but not this time I guess.

Kerry said...

I like how the S in "please" is actually a 5, as well.

write-light said...

More importantly, is this proof that "extra" quotes are an English "problem"?

bethany said...

write-lite: 1) proof? huh? 2) read the FAQ. I'm not saying it's a problem, I'm saying it's potentially funny. If you don't think it's funny, sorry.

Robert Picone said...

I could be wrong, but I believe it is explaining the procedure for farting in their gas station...