Friday, March 04, 2005

Ah, the French! Paris diary: entry #3

Typos never sleep!

This fellow, er homme, is actually correcting the date of death on a grave marker in Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise. Imagine spending eternity under false pretenses!

More evidence that proofreading is a valuable skill that frequently gets little or no hoopla in the grand scheme of things. If that slab of marble had been properly proofed before being set at with a chisel, the slumber of the deceased would be peaceful, cozy, and uninterrupted.

Being dead doesn't suck enough, you have to lie there and listen to the clinking of tools, while the guy doing the honors sets his cell phone and cigarettes on top of you to boot?

I wouldn't care for that, me.

(Photos by MsAPhillips)


Blogger MsHellion said...

I promise I'll only put styrofoam coffee cups and toilet seat liners on your grave. Maybe some rubber gloves just for a kick?

10:58 AM  

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