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This "Week" The suggestion comes from Kroney who muses

"Whilst I was passing through Miami airport at the tender age of 21, I fancied a beer. "ID" said the charming Southerner behind the desk, so I got out my passport and showed it to her.

"You have to be 21," she said. Now this confused me slightly as I had been 21 for several months by this point and my date of birth was staring her in my face.

"I am 21," I replied helpfully "it says so there, look"

"You have to be 21", she said getting angry.

Cut a long story short, I argued, the manager came out, I argued with him before I finally realised that they weren't looking at the date of birth at all. They were looking at the date of *issue*

That would have made me an annoyingly precocious four year old. What examples of unsurpassed mental genius have you experienced?"""""""

(, Mon 21 Nov 2016, 9:24)
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Can't use the lift, it says so
Moving house and (bored) watching two big blokes packing up my entire life into dozen of brown boxes to be taken to a lift, down two floors to a waiting van.

Noticed that one of the blokes is looking very sweaty and out of breath after half an hour or so while the other was breathing easy. Poked my head out of my front door as he walked out with a box only to see that he wasn't using the lift but the stairs. When I asked why, he couldn't speak but pointed at the sign by it:

'Do not use incase of fire'

Turned out he thought that the lift was only to be used if the building was burning down (and his 'friend' didn't correct him)
(, Wed 30 Nov 2016, 7:16, closed)
Do not use in case of fire....
Well, sign is rather badly worded.

It literally means don't use the lift in case there is a fire.

It would have to say "Do not use in the case of fire" to mean what it is intended to mean.

Personally I would word it "Do not use in the event of fire"

But then I'm a terrible pedant :-)

I'll get my coat....
(, Wed 30 Nov 2016, 10:29, closed)
no u do not
nobody loves rachelswipe
(, Wed 30 Nov 2016, 14:09, closed)
^ worse than skagra ^

(, Thu 1 Dec 2016, 11:31, closed)
Clearly you are wrong Sir
.... I do!!

QED.
(, Sun 11 Dec 2016, 21:25, closed)

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