The first is a true copy of a note I saw in one of the government offices in Connecticut. I just wonder what crossed the mind of the person who ordered this notice:
Fraudulent activity is illegal.
I saw the second ad on the train. It was euphemistic, so like the new version of the bible, I allowed myself to rewrite the ad in everyday words, while keeping the meaning unchanged. Personally, I don't find the idea very attractive, but it does seem to work:
Call us if you want to turn your injured child into a cash cow.
Medical advertising is unfathomable for those who come from a more socially conscious world, where such practice does not exist. Here, I kept the spirit of the original ad unchanged:
Get your lobotomy done here, and get the second one free
Such advertising is both amusing and alarming, and I wonder if I ever yield to it myself, and let it determine my thinking and actions. Is it as mind-boggling for those who have lived here long, or is it really the way should be?