Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bad Ad

The following is an ad from a real-life
newspaper which appeared four days in a row - the last three hopelessly trying
to correct the first day's mistake.

MONDAY: For sale: R.D. Jones has one
sewing machine for sale. Phone 948-0707 after 7 P.M. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who
lives with him cheap.

TUESDAY Notice: We regret having erred In R.D.
Jones' ad yesterday. It should have read "One sewing machine for sale cheap.
Phone 948-0707 and ask for Mrs. Kelly, who lives with him after 7 P.M."

WEDNESDAY Notice: R.D. Jones has informed us that he has received
several annoying telephone calls because of the error we made in the classified
ad yesterday. The ad stands correct as follows: "For sale R.D. Jones has one
sewing machine for sale. Cheap. Phone 948-0707 after 7 P.M. and ask for Mrs.
Kelly who loves with him."

THURSDAY Notice: I, R.D. Jones, have no sewing
machine for sale. I smashed it. Don't call 948-0707 as I have had the phone
disconnected. I have not been carrying on with Mrs. Kelly. Until yesterday she
was my housekeeper but she quit!

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