I'm one of those people who can't resit reading everything. I read the back of shampoo bottles (including the instructions for use), I read signboards and adverts - the lot. I love reading the chinese - english instructions for use on things, and I adore the warnings and disclaimers that get printed on packaging.
I recently bought myself a kite, for instance. Did you know that kites are potential choking hazards? I was careful to fly it with my mouth closed. Oh, and my plastic kettle should not be placed on the stove. Just as well they told me.
I think the best shop in my town is the 'Frozen Fairy Factory shop' - what an image that name conjours - and in Copenhagen there's a hairdressers' salon called 'Nasty and Gross'. What a wonderful world!
One of the chief hazards of being such a compulsive reader, is reading things too fast, or mentaly filling in gaps in the text. Only this morning, I beheld a partly obscured advertising hoarding that read : '.....ck off!' from where I was standing. I did a double take - wouldn't you? But on inspection from another angle, it was just another football-themed ad with the slogan 'Kick off!'. Rather dissapointing, really.
Today's pic: snow on the Swartberg. Yes, I know: it has nothing to do with this post.