Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Don't WHAT?

Seen at a nursing home:

Oxygen in use.

No smoking.

No open flame.

And then below that, a Spanish translation –

OxĂ­geno en uso. (OK.)

No fumar. (OK.)

No abra llama. (Ummmmm … not OK.)

Even though the reason we were there was very grave, this last bit caused some smiles. Why?

Well, because “No abra llama” does NOT say “No open flame”. It says one of two things, and I must say prefer the second one:

1 – Do not open the flame.

2 – Do not open the llama.

The entire family complied with the sign while we were there. We didn’t open a single llama.