Three Instances of Nonsense

I get letters, from various agencies, with the above stamped on the envelope.  Who thought that red letters stamped on an envelope would stop anyone, except the addressee, from opening the envelope?  Can you see a thief seeing these red letters and saying, “I can’t open this.  I’m not the addressee.”?


What’s with the pre in front of plan and order?

What does it mean to pre-plan?  To plan before you plan?  Aren’t you planning if you plan before you plan?

It’s the same with pre-order.  To pre-order means that you order something before it’s available.  Aren’t you still ordering something when you order it before it’s available?




Wow!  The Oreo Cookie package has a new look.  How exciting!


Look!  The weight is new, too.  It used to be 350 grams with the old package.  Now, with the New Look, it’s 303 grams.

Why worry about the loss in weight, for the same price, when the cookies come in a new package?


About Gary Johnston

I am an imaginary number -- a symbol used to count and measure. As Senior Imaginary Number at Einstein Equations Incorporated, I facilitate the calculation of the impossible.

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