"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for approval, I can tell you I don't have any. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills -- skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you leave my language alone right now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will punctuate you."
Monday, May 26, 2014
One of the (many) things I like about the internet, is that sometimes you don't have to take a photo of something in order to acquire a photo of it, no matter how obscure. This post is a case in point.
Part of each week, I drive a bus locally in town which is a good 25 miles from where I live. In that town, I pass a billboard for the above business which contains a slightly longer version of their catch phrase.
It of course bugs me that the nouns don't agree with the verb. Unfortunately, the sign was not in a place where I could stop the bus to take a picture (which is a difficult thing to pull off, anyway, without raising the ire of the passengers). And it wasn't worth my while or the gas money to drive over there just for the picture.
Then I noticed that the billboard contained the URL for the business. It hadn't yet occurred to me that I could do a search for the business without there being a specific web address. I figured there was a very good chance that they would have their lovely language-mangling motto on their website, and I was not wrong.
So I present to you: Joe's Garage - where quality and honesty counts, but good grammars doesn't.
And of course, I can't leave without mentioning this:
(Have I mentioned that I've met Ike Willis - the voice of "Joe"? Fans will understand of what I speak)