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Orphaned Blog?


People have been asking why they haven't seen any blog posts from me in a while. It's because life has been crazy busy. However, things will be getting back to normal soon. Let me 'splain....

On June 2 of this year I started working at Starbucks as a barista. There were many reasons that I chose to do that. Here are a few:

1. I had plenty of time on my hands since I was on summer vacation.
2. I love coffee.
3. I love people.
4. As a teacher in a Christian college, I am around people whose worldview is mostly similar to mine. I wanted to connect naturally with people whose worldview might be different from mine, to learn and to engage.
5. I hope to retire from teaching in a few more years (how many, yet undetermined), and I don't want to sit and rust as I wait for Jesus' return or my death, whichever comes first. I want to do something meaningful and enjoyable in my old age, but just not full time.

I have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with people on both sides of the coffee bar. Having started at Starbucks in June and having learned most of what I needed for the job, I thought I would be able to keep both jobs going throughout the school year. After all, I managed just fine working there all summer. Admittedly, the first week or two of the school year were rough as I adjusted to a very full schedule. But then things fell into a fairly comfortable rhythm. As we approach the holidays, though, business at Starbucks, which always seems to be busy, is picking up significantly, and they have needed all of us to work more and more hours. Last week I worked 19 hours, and this week 23 hours! And that, on top of teaching full time!
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Some Funny Signs


Some funny signs have accumulated in my folder, so it's time to post the latest batch. One of the things I like about blogging is having people tell me they get a lift from my blog posts. The first sign below is something ironic I spotted not far from our neighborhood.

Need A Lift

Signs are especially fun when you try to imagine what occasioned their creation. Like this next one — what happened that made this sign necessary?!

Danger Alligators

Or this one....
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Orthography on Signs


Misspelled Signs

Someone asked me recently what the word orthography means. It's a word I seldom use in English, but as a French teacher I frequently use the word orthographie, which means spelling. The root words are ortho, which means straight or correct, and graph, which means write. That, in addition to being on the receiving end of some funny misspelled signs lately, culminates in my happily sharing them with you today.

I wonder if this next sign unwittingly forbids parking by those who cannot spell.

Unortherised

Some misspelling in signs are just the result of ignorance. (I hasten to add that ignorance does not mean stupidity. It simply means not knowing.) To tie in to the coffee theme of one of my recent posts, imagine what the following sign does to the heart of this French teacher and barista.
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Ironic Signs, take 2


A few weeks ago, I posted some ironic signs. Today's post is the second half of the signs that have accumulated in that folder on my trusty computer. Once again, I offer them with little or no commentary. Technically speaking, several are not of actual signs — they are pictures of packaging or of writing on vehicle.

Beef Chicken

Ironic Riverview

Ironic Telemarketers
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Ironic Signs


Last week's post was about irony. This week's post is the first installment of some great ironic signs that my readers have supplied for me. I offer these without commentary. Enjoy the ironies!

AcceptingResumes
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