I'm just back from a trip to my local grocery store. Right here on the island is a Publix. It's a nice store, very clean, friendly and helpful staff and it has most of what anyone would need on a regular basis. I usually drop by here once a week. Between Publix and my favourite Farm Market, I'm all set.
I know where most everything is in the store by now though there are aisles I don't visit very often. In fact, that happened today. In order to avoid what appeared to be a carriage jam of epic porportions at the bottom of one aisles, I scooted over one more aisles to go up and around.
It turned out to be the beer and wine aisle on one side and according to the sign above the freezer case," International Foods". I almost never have a need to cruise that aisle and I guess that's why I never noticed the sign before because, once noticed, I immediately slowed down. I was curious what Publix considered to be frozen"International Foods". Particularly since I had already walked past frozen croissants, frozen belgian waffles, frozen lasagne, frozen Kung Pao Shrimp and frozen burritos in a different aisle. So you see...curious right?
The International Foods sign dangled from the ceiling about half way up the aisle at a perfect distance where it caught the eye but didn't get in the way of opening the freezer case doors. It was a very clean sign. It looked either incredibly well maintained or fairly new. Slower and slower I walked, dragging out the anticipation. Finally I came to a stop directly in front the International Foods sign. And directly below that sign, in great number were a tremendous variety of the following:
Hot Pockets are an International Food? Holy Jim Gaffigan! I laughed so hard I could barely stand up. I'm still chuckling to myself. That is hilarious! Is it because they are Pepperoni Pizza flavour? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
As it so happened, today I also bought some frozen ravioli and a package of frozen pierogis . They were in a completely different aisles altogether! So Ravioli and Pierogis aren't international foods? But Hot Pockets are ? Oh wait...wait...I can't breathe! LOLOLOL Clearly I'm not over this yet.
Hang on a minute. I'll pull myself together, I swear! Whew! Mercy! That is still deliciously funny to me!
We all see funny signs all of the time. Even me. I just rarely think to take a picture of them. And without photographic evidence, it's just heresay. Sometimes hard to believe even! Joy has seen some especially good ones lately. And she was smart enough to take a quick photo too. Not me. I'm too busy laughing.
Oh wait...I did see this one by the dolphin fountain across the street from the beach market not long ago:
And while it's not in a hilarious category, I found it amusing. Something must have happened to make the town feel the need to put up this sign. Not exactly certain what that incident was...but we could hazard a guess or two. Ummm... Someone giving their dog a tomato juice bath in the dolphin fountain after a run in with a skunk. Orrrrrr Someone doing their laundry in the dolphin fountain? (the mental image of someone's underwear draped delicately over the dolphins to dry just cracks me up) Water polo in the dolphin fountain? (they would have to use miniature horses...the fountain isn't THAT big)
ANYWAY. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you laugh out loud at least once. It's good for what ails ya.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.