- (Monday) FOR SALE - R. D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Phone 555-0707 after 7 p.m. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who lives with him cheap.
- (Tuesday) NOTICE - We regret having erred in R. D. Jone's ad yesterday. It should have read: One sewing machine for sale. Cheap: 555-0707 and ask for Mrs. Kelly who lives with him after 7 p.m.
- (Wednesday) NOTICE - R. D. Jones has informed us that he has received several annoying telephone calls because of the error we made in his classified ad yesterday. His ad stands corrected as follows: FOR SALE - R. D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Cheap. Phone 555-0707 and ask Mrs. Kelly who loves with him.
- (Thursday) NOTICE - I, R. D. Jones, have NO sewing machine for sale. I SMASHED IT. Don't call 555-0707, as the telephone has been disconnected. I have NOT been carrying on with Mrs. Kelly. Until yesterday she was my housekeeper, but she quit."
Signs and Notices 13
These are supposedly actual signs that have appeared at various locations.
- In a Hong Kong supermarket: "For your convenience, we recommend courteous, efficient self-service."
- At fast-food place: "PARKING FOR DRIVE-THRU CUSTOMERS ONLY!"
- Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop: "Ladies may have a fit upstairs."
- In a Rhodes tailor shop: "Order your summer suit. Because in big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation."
- From the Soviet Weekly: "There will be a Moscow Exhibition of Arts by 15,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were executed over the past two years."
- In an East African newspaper: "A new swimming pool is rapidly taking shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers."
- In a Vienna hotel: "In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter."
- In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist: "Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists."
Betty Crocker Passes
Did you hear that Betty Crocker passed away? The funeral is set at 4:50 for ten to fifteen minutes.
According to inside contacts, the Japanese banking crisis shows no signs of letting up. If anything, it's getting worse. Following last week's news that Origami Bank had folded, we are hearing that Sumo Bank has gone belly up, and Bonsai Bank plans to cut back some of its branches. Karaoke Bank is up for sale, and it is (you guessed it!) going for a song. Meanwhile, shares in Kamikaze Bank have nose-dived, and 500 back-office staff at Karate Bank got the chop. Analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank, and staff there fear they may get a raw deal.
A hardware store has a sign that reads: "Today's special." (Then, below it, in pencil): "So's tomorrow."