Friday, September 26, 2008

Wall Street gets religion



Terri Lau of North Hollywood reports that a fourth-grade math teacher at her school showed the class one particularly difficult problem and asked, “What should we do to solve this?”
One boy piped up: “Pray!”
An approach that a lot of Wall Street executives might agree with these days.


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Or you could go up the down staircase:
The elevator in the Beverly Hills office building where Christian Boyce works runs into some problems with its multi-tasking. The hard-working thing shows both the direction it's heading as well as the floor it's on. So, as you can see, the result can be confusing when it's trying to say that it’s going down and it's at the upper level.






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The suspense is killing me:
I'm not a follower of the TV series, “Prison Break,” but I noticed that it's in its third year. Geez, when are they going to pull off that escape? And hasn't anyone on the other side of the bars gotten suspicious yet?


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Language, please!
Jeanne Lee wants you to know that one oddly-described item she bought did not refer to an employee who'll do anything to please the boss, but to a “magic kiss butterfly.” Of course, I suppose some bosses might like one of those, too.



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What's wrong with using a good ol' pillow case?
“My house was broken into and luckily I was not at home,” writes Barbara Grubman of Woodland Hills. “Whoever did it took mainly costume jewelry, albeit, lovely items.”
But here was the real insult.
“The way they took it out of the house,” she said, “was in several of my favorite collectors' shopping bags. At least they could have brought their own.”


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Department of Redundancy Dept.:
Joe Dymkowski of Santa Ana noticed that a local fast-food joint could have gotten by with one sign.



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Unclear on the Concept:
Lela Rodriguez of Arcadia came upon an unusual suggestion for preparing fruit.




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Unclear on the Concept, II:
In West L.A., Amy Glin saw a supermarket sign placed by someone who's either a bit obtuse or has an evil sense of humor.



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You can't relax anywhere anymore:
Mike Montgomery visited a restaurant in the idyllic Cook Islands and chanced upon a Dom Perignon on the menu that was accompanied by the words “Price by Negotiation.”
What if this practice spreads?
Imagine having to take a lawyer with you every time you go out to dinner.

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miscelLAny:
In a men's room at UC Irvine, Chad Edwards spotted a sign that said: “To conserve energy, toilets & urinals are being flushed with reclaimed water. UNSAFE FOR DRINKING.”
Reasoned Edwards: “The warning must have been intended for extremely parched athletes or perhaps highly educated dogs.”

Steve Harvey can be reached at steveharvey9@gmail.com or by snail mail at Steve Harvey, 6216 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #235, Long Beach, CA 90803.

1 comment:

alinnell1 said...

I look forward to your blogs. I miss seeing you in the LA Times (oh, did I say a bad word?).