Tag Archive for government

Alert! Alert! “Rapid” fox in the ARL!!!!

from Arlington alerts:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Arlington Alert
Date: Fri, May 16, 2008 at 1:15 PM
Subject: Rapid Fox
To: Arlington Alert Subscribers

A fox that bit a woman in south Arlington has tested positive for rabies, Arlington public health officials have confirmed today.


No word yet on if this fox is THE quick brown fox that jumped over the lazy [edit 5/25, thanks to many, many, many smart cookie readers – ahem, “some guy named me” ] river DOG [/edit], but I’m guessing the folks at Arlington Alerts could use the typing as well as the spelling class. Also, word is this incident actually happened a week ago. BUT STILL!!!!

Special thanks to my Arlington bureau for this report!

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PLEASE to do/not REcyCLe

A bright red sign reading: “PLEASE Turn off Lights when Leaving” greeted me bright and early at my Official Government Office Building when I returned from vacation today. I saw it first in the hallway, then another and another, then one in my office itself.

Besides the freakish capitalization and angled placement, besides my oft-repeated wonderings on HOW exactly someone is supposed to KNOW they’re the last one in or out (our office is a square city block and government analyst types, don’t, you know, TALK to each other), something else was creeping up on me, Read the rest of this entry »

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