Tuesday, April 6, 2010

As opposed to five short minutes?

I vacuumed my car at the gas station yesterday and noticed this sign on the machine. (I can't wait to find out what you guys have to say about it...)

15 comments:

Yakpate said...

Devil Comment: Because Zack had scheduled a Swedish massage, he was surprised to find this sign above the massage table.

Angel comment: Go away, devil!

Judy Williams said...

I guess five "long" minutes is a matter of opinion. When you are waiting to find the results of pregnancy test, five minutes can seem like an eternity. If you only have five minutes to finish an essay test and you have 5 questions to go, it seems like a fleeting second.

WOW - why did I get so deep?

You could do an entire blog just on signs alone. This is great. It's cool when you stop and notice the things that you pass every day, to really study them.

bertN said...

That's almost as much time as it takes me to untangle the hose and figure out where to start first LOL.

Mister Earl said...

Happy California Poppy Day! About the sign, I think it's all been said already, other than if you mouth the word "vacuum" to someone it looks like you're saying something that McKay Hatch would not approve of. This was a big thing (for a couple weeks) in my high school. When the 5 long minutes goes by in a flash, you'll be saying "vacuum" to the station attendant. OK, everybody, run for your mirrors!

Wayne said...

All minutes are long minutes when you're vacuuming. And ironing.

Dixie Jane said...

I find a song in most everything. Here we have Frank Sinatra's, "Five Minutes More." In this case it probably isn't long enough:

Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more
Let me stay, let me stay in your arms

Here am i, begging for only five minutes more
Only five minutes more of your charms

All week long I dreamed about our Saturday date
Don’t you know that Sunday morning you can sleep late

Give me five minutes more (here am I begging for), only five minutes more
(let me stay, let me stay)
Let me stay, let me stay (stay) in your arms

Brenda's Arizona said...

Wayne, to add to yours... or when you are waiting in the 'gown' at the doctor's examining room.

Mister Earl said...

Great song, Dixie Jane!

On this California Poppy day, Virginia has what appears to be a California Poppy on the masthead of her blog.

Anonymous said...

See how “long” the minutes seem when you’re scrambling around trying to check the air in your tires.

Kat said...

I think it's a case of subliminal suggestion because 5 minutes isn't enough time to actually vacuum your car. The sign should really say "5 short minutes. Just long enough for you to wrassle with the hose, get your scarf stuck in it, rescue your scarf, accidentally suck up a fast food bag that makes a horrible noise, and then put in another four quarters to do any vacuuming."

Kat said...

I think it's a case of subliminal suggestion because 5 minutes isn't enough time to actually vacuum your car. The sign should really say "5 short minutes. Just long enough for you to wrassle with the hose, get your scarf stuck in it, rescue your scarf, accidentally suck up a fast food bag that makes a horrible noise, and then put in another four quarters to do any vacuuming."

Ken Mac said...

hmm. that could be taken so many different ways....

altadenahiker said...

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."
--Albert (no, not that Albert, the other one.)

ryanpainting said...

I used to hear my mom tell my dad that she would be leaving my Aunts house "in five minutes". Now THAT was a long five minutes!!!

Laurie said...

Oh, these are good! Thanks for playing, everyone. Until tomorrow.