Friday, November 06, 2009

Inappropriate

Okay, i am busy moving, but i have the best mother story ever. EVER!

A tiny bit of background:

Seattle built a new trolley in the past few years. It's called the South Lake Union Transit. Amazingly, no one thought about the acronym that would result from this.

Here's the mom part.

I went to breakfast with my sister a few days ago, she told me this story, for which she WINS for all time.

She went to visit my parents for the 16th birthday of her youngest daughter.

The present from my parents was some money, and a t-shirt that said "Ride The Slut."

Oh My God! This for a sixteen year old girl!!

My jaw dropped on my chest and bounced a few times.

The fun thing is that Em's birthday is coming up soon, and my mother often gives the same present to each grandchild. So, thanks to my sister, i am prepared to deliver a total smackdown.

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT MY NINETEEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TO WEAR ACROSS HER CHEST??????????

i don't think so.

23 comments:

Scott from Oregon said...

Then there is the Fresno Area Rapid Transit...

nick said...

You might expect it on a cynical rapper looking for a bigger audience, but for a teenage girl?? Asking for trouble. Asking for a lot more than trouble.

Maggie said...

Wow, that's just so wrong.

deb said...

Snort. Sorry.

I believe that nobody ever thought it through.

In Alberta there is a small town called Beaverlodge. The town council came up with a great idea to promote the town. A statue of a giant beaver with a sign, "World's Largest Beaver". I kid you not.

Good luck with your mom. Maybe you should buy your mom one first.

thailandchani said...

Unbelievable!

Around here, the utility company is called SMUD. I know that's not technically obscene.. but for some reason it sounds that way. :)



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sari said...

I remember once when I was young, my grandmother gave me a necklace with a little silver charm on it. She told me that she had seen one that had a cute razor blade on it, but then she had found out that it was DRUG RELATED and decided not to get it.

I could never get past the fact that she thought a razor blade necklace would be a good thing for a girl in junior high, but then again, she was a step-grandma. Crazy.

Dick said...

Maybe agencies in search of a name should just start with the acronym and then see what words they can use to make it happen. We would probably end up with some really cool ones then.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Your mother gives new meaning to the word "clueless." In fact, I'm pretty sure she invented it.

And I agree. That is the all-time best/worst (depending) mother story of all. I can't believe your sister or niece didn't say something to her at the time, though, and can only assume they were shocked wordless.

luckyzmom said...

Sounds like soomething that would be laughted about on Jay Leno.

Unbelievable that SLUT would get through all the different stages of developing a logo all the way to the printing of T-shirts, without someone pointing out the inappropriateness of it.

hockamama said...

that's so wrong, but funny. one year, the phone book for my childhood small town came out, and they had dropped the L from the public places section. I was too young to get it, but I remember mama calling all of her friends and telling them to look in it. I reckon nobody thought about a phone book needing to be proofread...

p.s. I like your planned response.

meno said...

scott, Ha ha! we have the Federal Way, Auburn, Renton, Tukwila area!

maggie, really stunning in its wrongness.

deb, World's Largest Beaver!!!! Nice!

chani, it really is unbelievable. Talk about inappropriate.

sari, do you remember those necklaces that girls used to wear with "BITCH" on them? You might be too young.

dick, i bet they wish they'd done that in this case.

hearts, my sister and i had a good head shake and laugh out of it though. That's about all i can say for the good that came of it though.

luckyzmom, the t-shirts came after the name, in order to make fun of the acronym.

holly, ha ha! That's pretty funny. Glad i'm not a proofreader.

SUEB0B said...

Wow. That is...er...um...uh...I just don't know what it is.

Makes A Child Proud said...

My mom uses the word hummer when referring to her small feathered friends, but at least she doesn't wear it on her t-shirt. Yet...

Gina said...

I love it! I think I want one.

Magpie said...

Horrified. And Amused. Yes, all wrong, but still...

de said...

Ok, that's pretty funny. On someone else's kid.

What did the 16 yo think/say? Technically, she's in the target demographic for that shirt.

Josh said...

My son attended a newly constructed middle school which was initially named Poulson Middle School. Then someone wised up and the school was re-christened the Walter Poulson Middle School. Whoops! Welcome to your first period.

meno said...

suebob, hard to know WHAT to say isn't it?

makes a child proud, oh, i SO want your mom to get that on a t-shirt. Reminds me of when my grandmother used to call the bonepile in dominoes a boner.

gina, if you do want one, i can arrange that.

magpie, it is funny, but not on a young girl.

de, she liked it. But her mother "disappeared" it and so far that has escaped her notice.

josh, ha haha! Imagine the pride with which you could have said "My son goes to PMS!"

Cheesy said...

You just KNOW someone was drinking before that corporate meeting!

Steph said...

Sometimes all you can do is shake your head. And then wake up the corporate thinkers.

I've named you for a Friendship award. You funny - make me laugh!

Dianne said...

Central Long Island Transit

hope the move is going well

egan said...

I do love the SLUT even though I rarely see anyone on it. A couple weeks ago I actually saw it packed with people and my jaw dropped to my chest.

Good luck with the move.

Mrs4444 said...

OMG! That's hilarious.