Sunday, 5 July 2009

What You See Is What You Get, Honey!

The comedian Flip Wilson used to do a character named Geraldine who had a catchphrase that went "What you see is what you get, honey!" I was reminded of that recently when reading some signs along the road.

Honesty is something lacking in today's world, especially in politics, but one Barangay captain outside Coron advertised himself with a big sign that read "I'll try my best, but I can't promise anything."

What a slogan!

Obama had "Yes we can." That was short, simple, positive, and fit easily on t-shirts. That was a good slogan. Not so for our Barangay boy.

If this guy here sticks with his "I'll try my best, but I can't promise anything", I'm afraid his political career might end at Barangay captain! Too bad, sounds like he might be an honest guy.

Another sign I saw was the actual name of a restaurant along E. Rodriguez Ave. in Quezon City: the Ditzy Diner. Now, you'll be hard pressed to complain about bad service and receiving the wrong order at a place named Ditzy Diner! It's like they are already apologizing for your experience there...and they have the perfect excuse! They hire ditzy people! Part of the fun eating there may be you never know what you're going to get....

...but like Geraldine said, "What you see is what you get, honey! -Woo!"

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