Saturday, April 19, 2008

Miam miam

While eating lunch at a cafe recently, I saw this sign;




Pickled girl, anyone? Yummy!

13 comments:

Loth said...

Is that sort of a reverse intelligence test? Do they want really dumb employees and reckon that any young girl who sees that sign and thinks "That's for me!" will fit bill? I can't think of any other reasonable explanations.

Micah D. Newton said...

young girls? what?
creep-tastic!
hahaha!

Princesse Ecossaise said...

haha I have no idea whether it's a joke or whether they are serious and just haven't picked up on it yet! They certainly looked at me a little strangely when I took the photo!

Lis of the North said...

Someone's going to feel silly when they realise! :))

Ghosty said...

I don't know about bottled young girls, but there are plenty of pickled ones on Friday nights in Fells Point. Perhaps these will be cheaper?

Princesse Ecossaise said...

hahaha good one Ghosty!

I wonder why it's 'young' girls. That's quite ... sick!

T.D. Newton said...

We love taking pictures of weird signs.

Recently when we went to Santa Fe and went to the flea market (in search of earrings and other local fare) I saw a sign at the concession stand that said "Turkey Legs $4.00". I had to take a picture because WHO SELLS TURKEY LEGS???

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Hahaha man that's really WEIRD! At a flea market aswell, wtf?! Were they to eat? Or were they like, um, a lucky rabbit's foot?

T.D. Newton said...

They were definitely to eat ... not sure how much good they'd be as decoration haha. But yes, who but the frequenters of a flea market would enjoy mass produced turkey legs? Not to knock the people (or turkey legs, come Thanksgiving) but that's just a little bit ... eww.

Micah D. Newton said...

much to my hubby's chagrin, i'm sure, but this whole turkey leg thing is pretty standard fare for the flea marketer. take into account here that he'd never been to a flea market before our jaunt to Santa Fe, NM, but i've been to them a number of times and if you DON'T see a turkey leg stand, the market just isn't worth it!

they're also found at any state/county fair that's worth going to...also found at good fairs: deep fried pickles/oreos/twinkies.

oh man. i'm jonesin' for a state fair now!

T.D. Newton said...

Chagrin for everyone! I've actually BEEN to a flea market, numerous times, in California. My uncle Gary used to (and may still) run the one in Chico. That's how he sold a lot of his pistachios. Maybe because my mother's side of the family ran it (and NOT my father's) there were no Turkey Legs in sight...

Another funny sign at the Santa Fe catholic touristy church thing says "Church & Gift Shop" - two things that should NEVER go together.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

You guys are so cute! I have to admit that I have never ever been to a flea market before as it always gave me the feeling that the things sold there would be so old that they might have fleas. I know, I'm a dumbo but that's word association for ya.

Where I lived in La Rochelle there was a large flea market which they call marché aux puces and I always wondered what exactly went on in the warehouse where they held it. I can't see the French selling turkey legs and deep fried Oreos (yum!) but you never know!

You know, here at almost every church of Scotland you see a sign outside saying 'church and gift shop' or 'church and cafe / restaurant' and I never thought much of it because its so common but now that you mention it really is odd! Don't know if Jesus would have been too pleased to see that after he went mad at a load of people having a market in church all those years ago!

T.D. Newton said...

Well, Jesus' little rampage was more about corruption than capitalism but in America they're mostly synonymous these days.

Flea markets are great! Not everything there is "old" and "flea-ridden," some stuff is actually new and produced and sold there because people use it as a cheap storefront. It's kind of a throwback sort of thing, almost like one giant yard sale with multiple merchants and mostly new goods mixed in with the old. It's quite the phenomenon.