June 12, 2015

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 118 (Sears slang, greasy tie, holy theft and more)

 

ONE: Sometimes things get lost in translation. With my (increasingly profitable) e-commerce side business, I regularly come into contact with major retailers. Recently I needed to ask Sears a question about an order, so I used the online chat function. Here's the answer the Sears guy gave me:

"But the email which you received is regarding the order information is correct but as you said that item is available on website right now I am totally agree with that actually the item is out of stock when you placed the order."

Thanks, that clears it up.

TWO: In other amusing e-commerce news, I received a funny email from Overstock reminding me that I have zero dollars in rewards to spend.

I'll try not spend my $0 all in one place!

THREE: There seems to be a bacon obsession in this country. A local toy store has an entire section of bacon accessories and apparel, including this bacon necktie:

 

FOUR: The same store had an amusing variation of the "Don't Mess With Texas" slogan. In this case, it was a baby onesie that said, "I messed in Texas." Get it?

 

FIVE: Not everything from the 70s and 80s is out of style. My mom back in Florida still has the same towels we used to take to the beach when my brother and I were kids. She sent this photo:

 

SIX: Six priests were ordained in the Diocese of Austin last weekend. I didn't get to attend the always amazing ordination Mass on Saturday. But I did go to the next best thing on Sunday, the Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by the one of the new priests.

 

SEVEN: After Mass there was a great reception, although there must have been some stiff competition for reserved seating. In this case, it looks like the Ladies Club stole a table from the priests:

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