Canada
Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

Answers to Past Articles — Part 31: Inconvience Of Not Service Georgia Snacks Canada

Think twice before you snack on potato crisps with flavored frozen beverages.

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the thirty-first of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 31: Inconvience Of Not Service Georgia Snacks Canada

…and the links are embedded in the titles of each section as well as within the sections themselves; so please click on the links in each section to take you to the original article.

The Favorite Answer will usually be the correct answer by a reader of The Gate — along with a Favorite Comment from the same article which I found to be funny or informative.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 151

Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

I was at a taco place — whose origin is from northwestern Mexico and is located north of Las Vegas in Nevada — recently with a group of colleagues to get some authentic street tacos for dinner; and in the corner of one of the dining areas of the eatery was a machine whose purpose is to dispense flavored frozen beverages.

The machine was out of service — or, more accurately, not of service.

Favorite answer by derek: “The pierson has trobo speeling.”

Favorite comment by DaninMCI: “It’s not a McDonald’s shake machine 🙂”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 152

Thermostat
Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

Thermostats in hotel rooms have long been a heated bone of contention which is not considered cool among guests — especially when the guest purposely cannot precisely control one — but there are times when a guest can be confused at to how to adjust the temperature comfortably in a hotel room; and a recent stay for me was one of those examples.

A typographic error of the word inconvenience to inconvience did not help matters.

Favorite answer by derek: “I am not so sure the controls on the HVAC unit are responsive to user input, either.

“Like last week’s answer, this pierson has trobo speeling.”

Favorite comment by rmah: “yes, the misspelling.

“but the ambiguity as to whether 73 is celcius, farenheit, or kelven is much more concerning.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 153

Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

Munchos potato crisps is a snack which I had not eaten — let alone even seen — in years; so when I spotted a bag for sale while I was shopping recently, I contemplated for a moment about purchasing a bag. Upon second thought, however, I ultimately decided against it — but I then noticed something which prompted me to feature it in this article: the price which is printed on the bag boasts “$1.49 ONLY”; but the actual price of the bag was $1.68, according to a label on the display shelf.

Either inflation apparently is strengthening so fast that prices which are printed on packaging cannot even keep up; this is the fastest known example of bait-and-switch; or some extremely poor mathematics is being implemented here.

Favorite answer by MommaTraveler: “The price on the bag is $1.49; the price sticker on the shelf edge is $1.68!!”

Favorite comment by Jim F.: “Also, what — exactly — is a ‘light taste’ (as in ‘a light tasting…snack’)?”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 154

Canada
Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

While I was perusing my vast library of tens of thousands of photographs, I happened to stumble across one which I took at the border that the United States shares with Canada at the port of entry near the Peace Arch in Blaine — which is located in the state of Washington — where Interstate 5 and British Columbia provincial highway 99 meet.

Apparently, the way to Canada changed for whatever reason — but not only was a poor job done on obliterating the original arrow which was used in the sign; the new arrow is not even of the same design and was placed in the wrong spot on the sign.

Perhaps the arrow was poorly translated?

Favorite answer by Gary Steiger – FreeFrequentFlyerMiles.com: “The sign indicates that its location is somewhere between the two countries. I don’t know where that could be. Seems to me it would already be in one or the other.”

Favorite comment by Bill Campbell: “You are already in Canada because the sign on the right reads km/h instead of miles per hour. So the Canada arrow is unnecessary.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 155

Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

A recent long road trip in multiple states included a hotel property which was so disgusting — with blood stains, mold, a rat trap, and other issues — that I spent the night in a rental vehicle instead, which was the same rental vehicle with which I used in Georgia to take the photograph shown above.

Why are both signs for Georgia State Highway 113 so different? Of note is that the outline of the state of Georgia itself — Georgia is one of thirteen states in the United States which uses an outline of the state on its state highway signs — is significantly different: the sign in the foreground is more detailed but is way too wide; and the sign in the background is not as accurate but is closer to the actual relative dimensions of the state.

Perhaps management at the Department of Transportation of the state of Georgia might want to consider tightening its standards pertaining to the shape of the state used on its official highway signs?

Favorite answer by NB_ga: “Oh my, yes!

“It seems all of the Georgia state signs are individually designed as a one-off with no attention to the true shape or actual dimensions of the state.

“The state did not morph its borders to accommodate the rapid influx of residents we have recently experienced… I am unsure why are our signs appear that we have!”

Favorite comment by icicle: “The crosswalk ends halfway across the road.”

Access to Past Articles in the What is Wrong With This Photograph? Series

You can refer to this definitive list of past articles of the What is Wrong With This Photograph? series of articles — which also includes articles which reveal the answers — and that list will be continuously updated as additional articles are written and posted here at The Gate. This is to ensure that future articles in this series are not encumbered with a long list of links — especially when viewing and reading them from a portable electronic device.

This will hopefully be considered a positive step towards the reading experience of The Gate on portable electronic devices. Your constructive input as a reader of The Gate is always appreciated.

Final Boarding Call

You are encouraged to submit photographs of your own for this feature at The Gate. When you do, please let me know if you want to have photography credit attributed to you — as well as what is the photograph; and when and where it was taken. If your photograph is selected, it will be featured in a future article here at The Gate.

All photographs ©2013 and ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

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