On a trip to Cook shops yesterday, I checked as always do, the “local notice board”. It’s a source of bargains, and not a few lunatic services/ courses /get rich quick schemes. (“Knit your own feng-shui garlic dream-catchers, make $$$$!”).
However one notice was rather astonishing. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me, so I couldn’t take a shot.
I’ve just been down there with my camera, and a hang-over, but the sign has gone. The polt thickens!!
It was printed on an inkjet printer, properly capitalised and punctuated, (the first things to look for when spotting the…less hinged…posters work). To the best of my memory ability, it read;
Do you own a cat in Cook?
Then you’d better learn how to keep it in your yard or your house, especially at night.
Otherwise you may not have it at the end of 2009!
Several things about it puzzled me;
a) Is it a threat or an alert?
b) Was it aimed at the whole cat owning community, or an individual?
c) Why the long time scale, why not; “by the end of May!”?
d) Why no phone number, or contact details, for further information?
e) Will there be a new notice at the end of 2009, advertising “genuine cat skin gloves cheap”?