As I promised in a previous post, El 3atal and I went to Jerash recently and I found much fodder for my silly misspellings and grammar challenges. We hadn’t been to Jerash in, well, 11 years. We last went just before our wedding. It’s a nice drive up there and we made a spur of the moment trip. We dropped the kids off at school, decided to ditch work, picked up our fabulous helper and set out. (No, we didn’t stop and get her so she could schlepp our belongings… I want her to enjoy seeing the sights of Jordan while she’s here. Haram, these poor girls who get stuck in the house seeing nothing but the adjoining buildings.)
So, here’s a selection of the signs I found particularly amusing. I had a nice one of the sign on the way in (I thought) and came to find out that since it was bright and I wouldn’t see where my camera phone was pointing (of COURSE I didn’t remember my real phone), I took a nice picture of the ground under the sign :).
So, first, on your way in make sure you stop and let them check your ticket at the “Tickets Check.” Note the period. I’m sure what grammatical function it could possibly serve, but… Oh, and if you only bought one ticket, go back and get the others. Clearly since it’s a tickets check you need many. Actually, when I first read this, it almost seemed like a conversation with oneself. Okay, so let me see if I’ve got everything. Tickets, check! Water, check! And so on…
Then we came upon this one proclaiming the Jerash Museum with “Free Entry All Days”. Not everyday, mind you – all days.
And, last but most certainly not least, when visiting the Amphitheater, they had this very nice box for donations (likely to do with the festival). As you will note, although they are not GRATEFUL for your donations, they will accept them gracefully. I always hate when someone is clumsy in accepting my donations. In fact, I determine which charity to give to based on its level of gracefulness in acceptance of monies. 🙂 While we can all use a bit of grace, I’d hope they would be grateful as well. Teehee. In fact, I rather think they meant to be.
All in all, it was a very nice day. And, as a bonus, El 3atal
and I managed to snag paintings for the office. So, we rather did do work after all. We got a large painting and a series of 3 nice paintings for about 30JDs
. All original works of art. The three small ones were gold, yellow, and orange paint on a black velveteen type of “canvas.” I was quite pleased with our finds. Okay, to leave you with one nice shot, we went to see the church with
the fine mosaics in the floor. So, I’ll share those pics. I was actually wishing for a service. They could put a thick Plexiglas
covering over the lovely mosaics and have very nice services there. But, they didn’t ask me…
I hope you all enjoy my trip vicariously… Visit Jerash and support the local economy.