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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Civic Planning



I believe in the wisdom of local government.

Today, at the courthouse, I saw a sign. An arrow pointed to the right and it read:

Snacks
Restrooms
Marriage and Pistol Permits

I took a picture with my new camera phone, but because I am a Cro-Magnon, I cannot figure out how to post it.

At first, the sign struck me as funny. Then, I decided that this was an example of good planning on the part of my local government agencies. It just makes good sense.

Imagine:

I am with my beau. We are silly in love with one another and want to take the plunge into marital bliss. First we will need some nachos and a fountain beverage. Maybe we will even share an ice cream sandwich.

Hunger satiated, I will have to pee. Fortunately, the restroom is conveniently located.

Bladder relieved, I will be ready to fill out the appropriate paperwork so that we might begin our lawlessly wedded life with my beau.

"Sweetums," I will say, "why don't you be a lamb and get us a spot in line. I have one little errand to run before I join you in line." Sweetums will kiss me tenderly and take his place in the marriage permit line.

I will blow Sweetums a kiss and take a number for my gun permit.

The Women's Resource Center, an organization dedicated to erasing domestic violence is located on the first floor. I did not miss the irony.


Mist 1


13 Comments:

At 5:27 AM, Anonymous KristynMarie said...

That is too funny! The civic planners in your city must have some sort of insight to the reality of marriage. :P

KristynMarie

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger mist1 said...

kristynmarie,

It's like a one-stop shop!

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Meg said...

And the priority in which you will take care of things is not lost. First, eat...gives you time to mull over the pending union, then pee of course, cause you might need more time and you might even learn a thing or two in there - hey lots of things can be learned from the bathroom walls - finally make him stand in line to secretly purchase that gun permit...a girls gotta plan ahead. Now, if they only had a planned parenthood on one of those floors....:)

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger anastasia said...

Awwwwww shit, 16 years ago, (when I got married)the gun permits were in another building!!!

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger mist1 said...

meg,

I shudder to think...

What they really need is a nail shop.

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

OMG - how funny is that? Well, it's kinda like killing four birds with 1 stone, anyways...(or 1 bullet)

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger The Naked Nerd said...

My one stop shopping. Looks like the city fathers get an A in planning. :)

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

btw, you can just email the pic from your phone to your computer...That's probably the easiest way. :o)

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger mist1 said...

anastasia,

That may have something to do with the length of your marriage.

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger mist1 said...

darlene,

The good people of PETA prefer to say, "feeding two birds with one crumb."

Thanks for the tech tip. Must try that one.

nerd,

I'm thinking it was the city mothers.

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Echo Mouse said...

That is perfect. I wonder if anyone else, perhaps a couple on their way to start their life together, noticed the same things and opted not to marry as a result. I think I would if I saw that. :)

 
At 2:35 AM, Anonymous Veronica said...

If only all beuraucracy were so logical and efficient.

 
At 5:37 AM, Blogger mist1 said...

mouse,

Keeping divorce rates down...anyway we can.

veronica,

My point exactly.

 

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