No. That wasn’t a typo in the title.
A photograph popped up on Facebook and it made me howl with laughter – mostly because I’m a total nerd.
Here’s the very picture:
Now that I’ve wiped the tears from my face I can tell you about the time when I went into our local sandwich emporium, or as they call it round here, the butty shop.
There was a sign on the counter announcing the fact that they were selling Pie’s.
Well, being the nerd that I am it was too good a gift to turn down. When it was my turn to be served I asked nonchalantly as I pointed to the sign;
“So. Who’s Pie? What is it of his that you’re selling and does he even know you’re selling his stuff?
Blank looks all round. The words ‘lead’ and ‘balloon’ spring to mind and that amused me even more.
Kept me tittering like schoolboy all day, that did. I am so easily amused.
Having said that, while I make fun of spelling and grammar mistakes, I am genuinely appalled by the standard of education in this country. It seems that not being able to spell or put a simple sentence together is the norm these days. The standard of the graffiti these days is dreadful!
Bearing in mind that my education was severely disjointed, I attended nine different primary schools, two secondary schools and missed almost two whole years of schooling entirely due to truancy ( I’m not proud of that by the way) by all of the yardsticks that they use to measure likely academic success or failure I should be totally illiterate.
The fact that I’m not illiterate in spite of my disjointed education but so many of our children these days are teetering on the brink of it tells me that there is something seriously wrong with our education system.
Wow. Where did all that come from? I was only going to post a funny picture of a mis-spelled tattoo.