Monday, November 30, 2009

Zen Monday: #74


Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about. I also stay out of the comments box for most of the day, to avoid influencing the discussion. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly.

As I post each new Zen Monday photo I add a label to last week's to identify it if necessary--if I know what it is.

21 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Petrea, envious of St.John's street signs in Pasadena, put up her own street message.

She figured: either I'll get fined or I'll collect some needed cash.

Shell Sherree said...

Fernando Fatpants knew there was more than one way to lose weight ~ and that was to give it away for free.

Clifford Beshers said...

It's the old dope peddlar, bringing joy whereever he goes.

marley said...

Someone got so hungry they ate the sign!

Pascal Jim said...

A step forward, notice this sign is not attached by nails. Still.... eye-litter...

Vanda said...

Free samples of negative space? I'm afraid they are offering black holes. Very Quantum of them.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Gosh, after the diet, one is just a piece of what he used to be... per the sign's example.

Bellis said...

Still-fat Fernando, seeking a refund, found to his dismay that a single missing letter rendered the guarantee null and void.

Virginia said...

Ahh diet pills, now THOSE were the good old days! V

pasadenapio said...

Eat paper, lose weight. A sure-fire guarantee.

altadenahiker said...

I am zen empty, but clearly you have the A Team working for you.

Trish said...

ah, the old diet of "wrap yourself (or the tree) in plastic wrap!"...works every time, see, the sign has already lost half of itself!

Petrea said...

I don't know what I thought was "zen Monday" about this: the "gurantee" seems to be for samples rather than weight loss, and what are the samples? Drugs, as Cliff Notes? How sad is that? Poor Fernando.

It looked to me like someone ran by the sign and tore off all the numbers except one.

I hope I find something less depressing for next week!

altadenahiker said...

P, I can't imagine how you're able to fascinate, stump, and delight us with your fabulous zens, week after week. But you do.

Bellis said...

I think it should have read "Lose weight, fast", because fasting is the quickest and most effective way to lose weight - guranteed.

I googled the wording and got to Herbalife. That organization's made a fortune out of its product, I wonder what's in it?

It wasn't too depressing, P. I don't know how you keep finding such strange and wonderful things to keep us amused.

Petrea said...

Aw, you guys are sweet, thank you.

Bellis, did Herbalife misspell "guaranteed" too?

J+P said...

She fascinates, stumps and delights me every minute of the day. My only respite is in sleep.

Petrea said...

You romannic.

J+P said...

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Paula said...

I saw something similar to this the other day, it was for pills. Now I ask you, are you going to buy or even accept free pills from a telephone pole?

Petrea said...

I'm not, Paula. But some people will, unfortunately.