Thursday, September 21, 2006

Misreading the Signs

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Yeah, so maybe it was a little late when I left work last night. The cleaning crew had already left my area, and was two sections past me. But now, it was time to call it a day, get dinner, and sleep in a hotel room with non-working internet service. (Geez, I couldn't even finish the work I wanted to do before the next
morning!)

I know my way around the building fairly well. I always take the stairs when I go to meetings; there are only two floors, after all. The building is easy to navigate, and it is good to get some level of "exercise" instead of sitting on my keister ALL day. I have no need to use the elevator.

Except for last night.

Both sets of stairs had just been mopped, and were still wet. Choosing life, I hit the button for the elevator. No big deal, except for the sign I saw - or thought I saw - after I pressed the button. Upon second viewing, the sign did say what I saw, just not the way I saw it...

"Do Not Use Elevator When Flashing"

What can I say?


Not The First Time

I did the same thing on one other occasion. I used to have a job with mass leniency on flex time. I lived ten minutes away from work, and worked a 6:30am-3:30pm shift. So, one morning, I wasn't as awake as I thought I was. One building that I drove past had two tenants: the first, a dentist; the second, a shop for something artsy. When my eyes scanned the building signage, I read "Creative Dentistry".

I tried to make sense of it all, but couldn't. :-)


And Finally

I think it's really sad that certain traffic signs discriminate against slow children, even if they are playing. What about the fast ones? Is it okay to hurt THEM? :-o



Have you had any similar situations or thoughts?



And, off topic: does anyone know the words to the second verse of Hang On Sloopy? The one that starts "Sloopy wears a red dress, yeah"? I cannot decipher the words in the second part of that couplet. Thanks in advance for your help, even if you despise the song.

Update: we have the long lost Sloopy lyrics.

Sloopy wears a red dress, yeah
As old as the hills.
But when Sloopy wears that red dress, yeah
You know it gives me the chills.
Sloopy, when I see you walkin',
walkin' down the street
I say, don't worry Sloopy girl
You belong to me.

Thanks to Emily and Marie for the help.

8 comments:

Emily said...

Lol! Yeah i do that sometimes... I jsut cant remember any of them off of the top of my head... But I've walked into stationary doors (several times) at the store because they didnt open by themselves...

Google is your friend, Mr. Quipper =)

I didnt know what band it was and got a bunch of stuff so this is the one from the Aaron Carter version xP It was the only one I could find with a red dress in it:



but when sloopy wears that red dress, yeah
you know it gives me the chills

Sloopy when I see you walking,
walking down the street
I say don't worry sloopy, girl
You belong to me

and so I say now

Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
(yeah) (yeah) (yeah) (yeah)

Sloopy let your hair down, ooo
Let it hang down on me
Sloopy let your hair down, girl
Let it hang down on me, yeah

come on sloopy (come on, come on)
oh come on sloopy (come on, come on)
oh come on sloopy (come on, come on)
oh come on sloopy (come on, come on)

well it feels so good (come on, come on)
you know it feels so good (come on, come on)
well shake it, shake it, shake it sloopy (come on, come on)
shake it, shake it, shake it yeah (come on, come on)

hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
(yeah) (yeah) (yeah) (yeah)
hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
(yeah) (yeah) (yeah) (yeah)
hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on



Does that sounds right?
Ive never ever ever heard this song before x_x hope I helped, lol

Marie N. said...

Thanks Emily,

I found the Yardbirds, Supremes and McCoys only did one verse, but Aaron Carter must have liked the song enough to sing more.

Browsing various official Ohio State web pages I learned this is the official rock song for the state of Ohio :-X

When you think of all the choices, how did we end up here? Sigh.

It was mildly interesting to read on the OSU sites about the history of the music associated with the school, and especially about the marching band.

Quipper said...

Em - you missed one couplet:

Sloopy wears a red dress, yeah
As old as the hills.
But when Sloopy wears that red dress, yeah
You know it gives me the chills.
Sloopy, when I see you walkin', walkin' down the street
I say, don't worry Sloopy girl
You belong to me.

Marie N. e-mailed me offline.

Marie - yeah, we could have chosen Layla, Lola, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, and a whole bunch of other acceptable rock songs. Hey, why not Jessie's Girl, who grew up to become Stacy's Mom? :-p

I stole that last joke from Marie, btw.

Marie N. said...

the mystery verse:
Sloopy wears a red dress, yeah
As old as the hills.

But when Sloopy wears that red dress, yeah
You know it gives me the chills.

Sloopy, when I see you walkin', walkin' down the street

I say, don't worry Sloopy girl
You belong to me.

Bernadette said...

We have these signs in Seattle:

No sleeping on the sidewalk between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Your OSU rock song seems fitting. My husband and I are MSU SPARTANS, as were our fathers before us. How did I end up here??!

Oh, now I remember. It was through your lovely wife. :~)

Quipper said...

Bernadette, thanks for stopping by, even if you do follow a team from Meeeeeeeeeeee-chigan! Least they don't wear maize & blue. :-)

When I visit Seattle, I'll make sure I fall asleep promptly at 21:01.

LuvGlock said...

I once saw a sign that said "Only Authorized Personel may remove this sign." That was it!
Then there's
this one

Quipper said...

Glock - luv both signs. The fine print on the the sign in the link was hilarious.

Thanks for stopping by.