01 April 2010

april first

with so many good april fools' jokes on the internet, you'd think i might have been in a suspicious frame of mind today. but seeing this under the windshield wiper of my parked car struck momentary fear in my heart, even though i knew i wasn't illegally parked. turns out it was a promotional gag by an establishment in the area. i was so impressed with their creativity and the fact that they "got" me, i considered stopping in to tell them. but april fool's on them - i'll just blog about it instead!

19 comments:

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

LOL!!!

Aymee said...

i heart this. lol

Donna said...

LOL...thanks for the chuckle. I needed that! :)

Amber LaPointe said...

I've never had a ticket before so this would really freak me out. Especially if I knew I was parked legally.

AuniLeigh said...

that was cute. perfect for this early morning.

Jill said...

Good for the local biz for using this (on this day) as a promotional idea. very clever!

Ms. Camile said...

Very funny! I would have panicked too. I was amazed at how many times (in the same 5 minutes)that I "got" my kids today. Me and my co-teachers had fun! lol

Lynne said...

In Australia, or at least in my state, some organisations used to leave promotional literature under windscreen wipers all the time. The practice is banned now because people threw the leaflets on the ground thus producing litter - an offence (with a $250 fine) in NSW!

sEy said...

LOL :)

Mika said...

Nice one!!

K9friend said...

Must be a good marketing idea. It got your attention!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Some current cad said...

Had to comment...as you got exactly the reverse of my occurrence. "Oh, har har!" I thought with a wry smile as I approached my little car. Suffice to say, I wasn't laughing for very long. Maybe you've just earned more good karma than myself. Now if I could just stop running over squirrels... =P

May just start following your blog, keep up the good work sir! Just getting mine off the ground, hope I can enjoy a fragment of your popularity someday ;D

The emotionally incompetent said...

Nice sense of humour.. yours, I mean..

Diet Pills said...

LOL! That was cute :)

Kaylee said...

Hahaha! That is absolutely AMAZING! hahaha! Great job! hahaha

Judy said...

It would have scared me. I'm still a little gun shy. Last year I parked in a handicapped spot by mistake. The sign was huge, but it was raining and I was thinking about a million things. I've never parked in one before, by the way. The fine here in lovely Xenia, Ohio was $250. My heart sunk. My husband was gracious, but I was miserable for a month. Glad yours wasn't real.

FQ said...

This is creative :)

godessofsmallthings said...

good one...

alancrab said...

Very funny.