Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A lesson in patience.


What do the price of gas and the prevalence of homonym errors have to do with one another? Well, for one thing, both numbers keep rising...

DELIA writes: In British Columbia, Canada, they introduced a new law requiring patrons to pay for fuel before pumping. This was after the tragic death of a young man who tried to pursue a gas thief. Usually you see things like: it is the "law" to "prepay" for "all" fuel purchases. When I saw this at a local station, I howled. Even my 8 year old nephew got it.

I do hope people have more patience with pumping their gas than I do when I'm dealing with homonym errors!

Thanks, DELIA, for sending in this amusing picture!

2 comments:

Betseeee said...

Maybe it's not a typo. Maybe they are so worried that people will balk at buying such expensive gas that they are now opening a medical practice as a side business!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha...I bet the amount of one co-payment to visit Dr. Sunoco or Nurse Practitioner Exxon would be significantly cheaper than the cost of a tank of gas...