August 14, 2005

Ern Malley's Revenge?

I saw this on the sliding door of a refrigerated drinks cabinet. Line breaks and capitalization in original.

Please leave the
door-related package packed

until the product is
firmly located in the outlet

These are all English words, and they seem to be arranged grammatically. But I can't think what this might possibly mean.

Posted by Matt Weiner at August 14, 2005 02:37 PM

It appears to be some non-human method of communication. I think it is some code for the aliens when they open your fridge and try to figure out what exactly Pabst Blue Ribbon is and why, exactly, anyone would want to drink it.

Posted by: tweedledopey at August 14, 2005 09:20 PM

It sounds like shipping/installation instructions. As in:

Don't unwrap the door, until the rest of the fridge has been properly positioned, secured and connected.

Ofcourse, placing this on the door itself...

Posted by: anon at August 15, 2005 03:42 AM

Shiner, tweedle, not PBR; I've moved from Milwaukee to Texas. (And actually you can't buy any of that stuff to take home within Lubbock city limits. Which makes me realize that my response to B here was an unintended pun.)

Posted by: Matt Weiner at August 15, 2005 10:20 AM

This is just to say.

I don't understand
that either.

Posted by: joe o at August 17, 2005 05:11 PM