Sunday, 11 January 2009

beware the English language

I was shopping at the supermarket after work and wanting to get home asap.

So I just picked up a few things and headed for the checkout with

"Baskets only" hoping to make a quick break.

It was here in the queue i heard two back packers with thick foreign accents having a debate.

They had their shopping and were confused.

You see they read the sign, 'baskets only' and as they had a green enviro bag didn't know if (in the land of rules and regulations) they were allowed to proceed.

I explained it was how many items in the basket not the actual carry-all that mattered. A basket was implying just a few items.

"this english very confusing," they laughed.

I couldn't agree more.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm...sometimes I think it maybe better to NOT understand the language. Read my (blog new years resolution!)


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