Monday, February 23, 2009

What an Appropriate Story for The Bowl.

I took a long weekend off to deal with all the Switch-a-Room drama that is playing out over at The Zoo. But let me tell you about the doozie I found for my great return.

Man forgets thousands of euros in toilet

Fri Feb 20, 9:14 am ET
BERLIN (Reuters) – A German businessman lost more than 10,000 euros ($13,000) in a plastic bag after forgetting the cash in a public toilet, authorities said on Thursday.

Hesse state police said the man took the "five-figure" sum with him as he stopped to relieve himself in a motorway service station near Haiger in western Germany. He then drove off.

A police spokesman said it was not clear why the man took half an hour to notice his loss -- by which time the money had gone.
(Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Phakamisa Ndzamela)

We really have to sit down and digest this together. Are you ready?

Man forgets euros in toilet.

Now this is just a study in North American English and European English. We say "toilet" and we are all picturing a bag floating on the water right? They say "toilet" and they are seeing the room as a whole.

It was unclear as to why it took half an hour to notice the money was missing.

Now I'm a mom. It's really not hard for me to forget that my pants are missing for way more than half an hour. And again you are talking to the woman who took $60 out of the ATM machine and promptly took it home and threw it in the big garage garbage can. Some of us are just scattered sometimes. Granted I'm pretty sure even feather brained, scatter shot I would have noticed a missing $13,000. This dude was on something!

And my favorite part..."by which time the money had gone."

Maybe I should have this fellow come handle my potty training issue. If he can get his money to go, he really is a fellow I want to have on my side.

1 comment:

Fer said...

HA HA HA! You really cracked me up with that one. =)