Is it just me?
This is just a quickie (and you know how fun and satisfying those can be) to share with you some oddities I observed in a magazine and our local newspaper.
The first is from O, Oprah’s Magazine, which for the life of me, I can’t figure out why I keep getting. But every month some photo-shopped thinner version of Oprah appears in my mailbox with all manner of information on how I can be thinner, happier, prettier, more self-confident, richer, healthier, and thinner. She’s big on getting me getting small.
Anyway. This edition arrived the other day.
I only ever read the front cover. They all strike me as a little bizarre, but this one really got my attention. Change my hair and I’ll change my life? Really? That’s some promise. Either my hair has more power than Samson’s or my life is comparable to that of an amoeba. I’m going with the magic-hair theory.
My next (and last example) is a word I’ve never seen before that was used in an article about our local hospital negotiating with the nurses’ union. Apparently talks have been unproductive. The relationship between management and labor is so strained that they are shying away from presenting proposals. They are offering each other “supposals.”
Supposals? Are you kidding me? Am I kidding you? Here’s a quote from the article.
“The second “supposal” — not an actual proposal but a suggestion for the union to consider —…” Isn’t that what a proposal is?
What’s next? Marriage supposals?
It is just me or do some doofypants things get into print? Have you seen any stuff like this lately?