were more advanced than ours.
I often wonder if anyone runs things past someone else these days. It's long been obvious that there are no proofreaders. It looks like some kid somewhere in a back office writes copy for the public, and puts it out with no review.
Today's example: There's an appetite reducing bar on the market called Fullbar. The inventor does his own commercials. I cannot believe that absolutely no one has told him that it sounds like his product is FUBAR.
(Am I the only one to find that funny?)
And then there's the car dealership running a half-price sale. The ad is emblazoned in several places with "The price you see is 1/2 the price you pay!"
And this amusing bit of spam, which leads me to believe not only that English is not their first language, but that they don't know anyone who speaks English:
"The new year. A new day.Are you still wearing that piece of old clothes?Are you not buy new clothes for worrying about?Are you not enough grade for the hesitation?Are you for pocket money to worry about?Now I can tell you. You can put aside the idea of everything.Here, I introduce you,Exclusive new. Exclusive design. Factory Outlet. No profit. New Year's sell-off.For the New Year. All of our products on sale.""Not enough grade for the hesitation"? I can't even figure out what they were trying to say.
I woke up to two inches of snow again. Annoying because I have to decide whether or not to do something about it....
It's been cold outside the past week, but I haven't felt it much. New Year's Eve I was wearing the Assuit dress, which is net with tiny strips of silver folded into the net. The net doesn't stop air, and when cold air blows past, the metal gets cold fast, and yet I had to move my car at one point during the evening (blocking the fire trucks), and I went out without my coat, and it didn't bother me at all. Running errands during the day I've been leaving my coat open in 20 degree temps, and I've been fine. Strange, considering that I'd been cold in the house only the week before. Hormonal, I guess.
It all reminded me of some October business trips back when I was working. The Company always put me in good (but old grand dame) hotels in New York City, and every single one of them had a rule about heat - they didn't turn the heat on until November 1. Period. Stone cold radiators. It didn't matter what the weather was.
I froze in the rooms.
Space heaters were considered a fire hazard, so I couldn't have one. It got to the point where I carried 100 watt bulbs in my suitcase, and changed all the bulbs in the room, and then left them on all day and all night. I'd also fill and refill the tub with hot water, and run the shower full hot for as long as I could stand the steam in the room. What the hotels may have saved in heating costs, they lost in electricity.
It works, by the way.