Eat at Joe’s

29 Mar

Some companies are shameless in their advertising.

But they seem to know their customers.

There is a local restaurant that has a billboard a block from their place.

The slogan is “Where quality meets quantity.”


Its an interesting thing when a restaurant openly admits that its main demographic is the morbidly obese.

A lot of companies are beginning to figure out that they maybe don’t need to hide their evil side.

Or maybe they knew it long ago.

As long as their customers get it, who cares?

Some of the better slogans were ones I saw growing up.

There used to be a hole in the wall pizza place in my neighborhood growing up.

Their slogan?

“Have you had a hot slice today?”

There is really no way for that not to be dirty.

And yet, their main customer was families with kids.

I think maybe the owner just thought it was funny and didn’t give a shit.

A funeral parlor had a sign out front.

“Drive safe, we’ll wait.”

Its funny, but there is more than a little creepy at the end of the funny.

There was a lot like that.

Radiator shops that say “This is a good place to take a leak.”

A plumber touting “We repair what your husband fixed.”

There used to be a place right next door to my dads transmission shop was a place called Hal’s.

It was a diner, sort of.

Hal’s made the finest roast beef sandwiches in the city.

But not much else.

I mean, I am sure he made other things, but nobody ordered them.

Mostly out of fear.

The place was filthy and smelled.

Why eat there? Because the sandwiches were that good.

And Hal’s was closed at least 3 days a week.

With a sign on the door that said, “Closed – Drunk”

Sometimes, you could see Hal himself, asleep on the counter.

God, I miss those sandwiches.

A place like Hal’s could not exist today.

Not without the owner being chased thru the streets by outraged mobs.

I wonder what the slogan would be?

“You can run, but you can’t hide.”

I have tried, again and again to come up with a snappy slogan for this blog.

Caffeinated Humor seems to be the most descriptive.

It explains how I got there.

1000 milligrams of caffeine a day would kill most people.

I do about 500 for breakfast and sip the rest throughout the day.

Keeps me manic and sane.

And you are going to have to settle for that.

I cut down on the milligrams and writers block rears its ugly head.

And then the blog doesn’t get written.

Which is not pleasant.

I learned a long time ago not to bottle things up if I can help it.

I can be polite and keep it to myself.

Or I can let it out and be rude, but not a danger to myself or others.

Until there is a better solution to my issues,

Caffeinated Humor it is.




Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Eat at Joe’s

  1. Don Hudgens

    April 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Where was Hal’s located, Willy? =D=

    • Bittermac

      April 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

      Next to my Dad’s shop on Aviation.


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