Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Irony

We live a few houses away from a farm supply store of some kind. I've never investigated too closely what they actually have or do, but I know ammonia tanks are part of it, 'cause we see a fair number coming and going, and there's a truck scale, which I know because they shook the house for several days this summer while they put in a new one. But otherwise it's kind of a mystery.

So on Monday I was out with Sheba and saw this in the yard, which had blown over from the farm place. Fortunately, I was wearing multiple layers of protective cynicism (it was cold out: layering is important), or I would probably have died of irony poisoning right then and there.

The text reads "[logo] The Natural Resource."

A disposable styrofoam cup, that's blown into someone's yard from a business that didn't even dispose of it properly, is very possibly the worst time to be reminding anybody about natural resources and associating them with your brand, correct?


6 comments:

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

I'm speechless. But I giggled. Irony is delicious.

Pat said...

Perhaps the coffee was the only natural thing on the premises.

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

I live a few blocks away form a farm supply store of some kind... are we neighbors?

Thomas said...

I've heard somewhere if you touch your tongue to reeeally cold irony it could get stuck. Be careful.

Paul said...

Ugh, ammonia tanks. Beware of methfreaks.

B. said...

I'm going to betray myself as a Floridian: when I first saw the photo, I wondered what the fuzzy fungus-looking stuff on all the leaves was.