Thursday, February 08, 2007

Republican Banana

Cashier: Swipe your cardigan please.

Customer: Huh?

Cashier: Could you please swipe your cardigan?

Customer: Ummm...

Me: Swipe your card again.


I walked away from that conversation repeating those words over and over, having never before stopped to consider the similarity.

Card again // cardigan
Card again // cardigan
Card again // cardigan

Yeah, I'm easily amused.


Glencross said...

There is a much loved 'Two Ronnies' TV sketch in the UK revolving around this very scenario opening with the now immortal lines:

Customer: Four candles please.
Shop Assistant places four candles on counter.
Customer: No! four candles !
Assistant looks perplexed.
Customer: Four candles ! You know - handles for forkes, fork handles !

It goes on like this for some time and yes, as a nation we are easily amused, or at least we were in the 70's.

Winter said...

Those both (you and Glenn) sent me into a fit of giggles.

I needed that today. Thanks.

Handful Of Hell said...


thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Glen — That certainly made me laugh, but I must admit... I can't get over the now-nagging, semi-absurdist question:

Are forks and fork handles sold separately in the UK?

Here, they come pre-assembled as a single utensil.


Glencross said...

Ah, I see what you mean - no these were garden forks. In fact here it is in all it's post-analogue you tube golry:

Anonymous said...

All I can think is David Lettermen at the Oscars: Oprah, Uma. Uma, Oprah. Don't ask me why.

Both of those made me smile. Thank Third and Glencross.

disgruntled world citizen said...

ah, retail... *chuckles*

XOXO said...

I'm surprised this wasn't you. I mean really.