Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A rose by any other name...

When the Universal Technical Institute decided on their name, do you think there were any women on the board? Yeah, judging by their big logo of UTI I really don't think so.   I about choked on my cereal yesterday when I heard them advertising on the radio.

In our household there is a RACE for the remote to switch channels away from uncomfortable advertising... y'know...  feminine products, etc...  it's always interesting to see the animated conversations my teenage boys will begin in order to drown out the television when such things come on :)  SO... when I heard "UTI" on the radio I was on the way there... hoping to switch it before any words such as "itching" or "burning" were mentioned... apparently I need to sit closer to the radio because by the time I got there I had only heard words like "motorcycle" and "collision"... 

Heads up to the folks at UTI.edu...  ummm, you're making the women of the world very uncomfortable every time your ad comes on the radio.

Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet - and while that's technically true, the fact is that if you call it Spiderwort (yes, an actual flower exists by this name) nobody's going to get close enough to smell it anyway.

Fact:  I actually think that Spiderwort is a pretty flower... and I'm not a big fan of roses...  and Shakespeare is long dead so why am I wasting blog space arguing with the man.  I mean that of course with the utmost of respect, if I ever visit his grave I'll be sure to drop off a bouquet of spiderwort.
picture here to ensure that something nice shows up on the FB update...  you're welcome friends.

Driving around town there's a few businesses that also have me wondering...

JK Jewelers - I've already gone off on them, but in case you missed it - a place selling engagement rings probably shouldn't  be using the two letters that in this day and age mean "just kidding"... 
sorry, bad picture quality... it was dark outside!

Porras Welding - ummm...  depending on how I pronounce this I have little to no confidence in your actual welding ability...  "porous" is my BEST assumption... and I'm no welding expert, but that doesn't sound good!

And this one...

Which I was pretty sure was illegal around here... besides, I think they prefer the title "professional escort"... maybe that just didn't fit on the sign?




10 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Those UTI commercials get me every time. I don't understand.

Saimi said...

So if it's not what I think it is, what does UTI stand for EXACTLY?

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is poor ass welding

LC said...

UTI, seriously??
Definitely no females in that company. Who is the poor soul who has to answer the phones with the company logo?

Teachinfourth said...

Wow, some people sure don't think ahead, do they? Or they're simply too funny for their own good...

Z said...

UTI=Urinary Tract Infection, right? Weird school... wonder if that is where urologists go.

And I now love spiderwort. Thanks for the picture. Who knew?

Porras--at least they were creative with the spelling. Instead of "We-suck-at-welding" or "Crappiest welding ever" this one is more subtle, and only gets their message across to those who are thinking outside the box. :)

House of Hose: yeah, can't think of any non-nightmare inducing contents of that place. It's either streetwalkers who can't spell (or who are also trying to be subtle, which just doesn't seem like them), or it is a warehouse fully of garden hoses, or even worse PANTYHOSE, either of which could come alive and eat me if I walked into their den. ... or, and I just thought of this and will probably dream of it tonight... ALL THREE.

(the word verification is "fersp" ... that should be a word. Not sure for what, but it should be.)

Sher said...

I tune out commercials on the radio so well I probably would have never noticed the UTI and I'm impressed that you notice weird signs. I need to go to a class on how to be more observant. Maybe you could teach one at the next reunion?

stephanie said...

Landan once interviewed for a job at the house of hose. Not sure what position he was applying for.. or what kind of experience he needed;)

Kazzy said...

My husband and I saw that UTI ad for the first time while we were watching the telly the other night. We were in shock! What idiot is in charge of advertising for that place??

Melanie Jacobson said...

Oh, you gotta be kidding me.

The local business that makes me a little sad is the Dilday Brothers Funeral Home. For obvious reasons.