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Reduce the incidence of the…what now?

Onkle B spotted this sign on a collecting box in Waitrose today. It seems a bit mean-spirited to make fun of a charity — and a brain injury charity, at that — but honestly. Proofreading, people!

On the other hand, as strategies go…it’s a bit drastic, but it would work.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 29, 2018, 9:57 pm

There are far too many people around who behave socially and politically as though they have brain injuries, and for those people I’m all in favor of them engaging in activities that would reduce the incidence of the brain. Perhaps then they would behave as do the mythical turkeys: when it rains and drops hit their heads they look up, beaks agape, to see what hit them, and they drown.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: August 29, 2018, 10:39 pm

I had a brain injuie as a child, this sign makes perfect sense to me.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 29, 2018, 11:40 pm

It reminds me of those Nigerian Princes who need banking help.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 30, 2018, 4:18 am

A Nigerian Prince Scam. Seriously. Anyone can put out a collection box and few store owners will say no. Little work and 100% profit. Let the donor beware.

It’s very sad but very common.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: August 30, 2018, 1:11 pm

“participating in activities that will reduce the incidence of the brain.”

I was originally going to suggest one avoid reading the news to avoid or reduce the chance of brain injury, and then upon re-reading realized they actually want you to reduce incidence of the brain. 😛

Based on that first sentence, mission accomplished!

Be sure and leave whatever Jack brings in to help feed you as a contribution to the box, because Some Vegetable (not just ANY vegetable) is probably correct.

It’s that, or your fine English schools are turning out pupils nearly as literate as those turned out by our fine American schools.

Better the Nigerian Prince scam really, the other predicts we’re collectively headed to becoming Nigerian royalty.

And DEAD POOL TOMORROW!!!! Yeeeehaaawwwww.
There’s still hope for my #1 contender.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: August 30, 2018, 1:40 pm

Adding insuts to injuies.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: August 30, 2018, 9:26 pm

That sign makes perfect sense to any hive dweller in the West. I suspect they had CNN do the wording…

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