Saturday, March 18, 2006

At the Checkout

Yesterday I went to the local grocery store to get potatoes. We're having an Irish worship celebration at my church this Sunday, complete with fiddle, pipes, gaelic harp....lots o' fun expected. And of course, corned beef, cabbage and potatoes afterwards, which was the reason for my trip to the store. But..to the point...


As I waited in the checkout line I glanced over the headlines of the tabloids.



One cover had a large picture of a computer on a desk, and in front of the computer was an acutely miserable-looking woman blowing her nose.

And the headline?


COMPUTER VIRUS SPREADS TO HUMANS!

Don't say I didn't warn you.

7 comments:

eija said...

So... maybe my daughter wasn't so off the track anyway... See here what she said a couple of weeks ago *grin*

LutheranChik said...

I remember standing behind two elderly women in a checkout line, while they were reading the Weekly World News front page aloud -- the usual headlines, like "Elvis Seen in Alien Spaceship!"; "Fat Friend Stabs Dieter to Death With Fork!", etc. -- and one said, very solemnly to the other, "These stories are very hard to believe, but you know they're not allowed to print them if they aren't true." Oh, my.

Lorna said...

laughing :) my oh my !

SingingOwl said...

I read the post about your daughter, eija, and I thought of her when I saw this headline. It was funny for a child, but what to think aouut people who BUY such stuff...and get concerned over it. Scary!

Anonymous said...

I've been pondering starting up my own tabloid. Just the fun I could have messing with peoples heads.

Nightmare

Questing Parson said...

Here I sit at late-thirty reading blogs. There is a sense in which the headline is right.

SingingOwl said...

LOL at Questing Parson....