Tuesday 20 January 2009

Good Advices

Being neither a smoker nor an arsonist, I have scant need for matches. In fact, were it not for a few pub tricks, I would hardly ever use them.

When I do find myself with a box of matches in my hands I immediately seek out the quip, quote or saying that is invariably printed somewhere on it.

Much like a page-a-day calendar, while some may be mildly amusing, most are hackneyed bits of advice ("A closed mouth gathers no feet") or quaint, traditional blessings ("May you be in heaven half an hour before the divil knows you're dead").

Yesterday, I came across what was possibly the best piece of advice I have ever seen or heard, printed on a box of matches...

Keep away from children!

4 comments:

Darren said...

Sound advice!

sheepworrier said...

If only Gary Glitter a box of matches handy at certain turning points in his life...

conortje said...

ahh matches, alcohol and tricks - what a perfcect combination!

The Bad Ambassador said...

You know I had never considered the potential for diaster posed by that combination.

I'd bet Roweena Brew has however - she was in my Chemistry class for the Leaving Cert! They were always eventful classes!