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No dogs aloud. September 12, 2012

Posted by ourfriendben in wit and wisdom.
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An alert member of the grammar police noticed this sign at a regional ag fair and sent a photo of the sign to columnist Bill White, who published it in our local paper, the Allentown, PA Morning Call (www.mcall.com) yesterday. The person who sent it wondered if the dogs could go in if they were quiet.

As wordsmiths, our friend Ben and Silence Dogood, who write compulsively from passion as well as professionally, had a good laugh over this. But after attending last weekend’s Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival, we can top it.

A sign over one of the many food stands was offering spring rolls. It proclaimed with evident pride in its product, “Fresh celery and carrots shredded and sauteed with a blend of spies, tucked inside a thin sheet of pastry and fried to a golden brown.”

Makes your mouth water just reading about it, doesn’t it? Poor James Bond! It’s enough to turn anyone vegetarian.

Silence and I both love spring rolls, but decided we weren’t really all that hungry for some reason. And we did catch sight of a chihuahua lurking at the back of a booth, even though no dogs are “aloud” at the pepper festival, either.



1. narf77 - September 13, 2012

Lol…they wont be “aloud” for long when tucked inside a thin sheet of pastry and fried to a golden brown! At last! Something to do with aging spies past their prime! Much like the withered vegetables in our veggie crispers that defy the laws of nature and keep on keeping on to shame us every time we open them, old spies are a blot on the landscape…driving around in their Aston Martins and waving their saggy old leathery arms around armed to the back teeth! I applaud that stand for recycling old spies! What next eh? 😉

Ha! We loved this so much, Fran. We’re still laughing over both signs! And you’re so right about the withered veggies; they have a lot in common with our favorite Bond, Roger Moore!

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