Ingrown Toenails and Lost and Found
Circa fifth grade, our family found two young black labs, later to be named Midnight and Liquorice. Before we claimed ownership, my mother set a good example and placed a “FOUND – TWO BLACK LABS” ad in the local paper. When we took a look at the printed classifieds section, we discovered an ad adjacent to it read, “LOST – TWO BLACK LABS”. It turned out to be a completely different pair of black labs. But, the whole time we ran the ad, we got tons of calls. Not from people who lost black labs, but just people who noticed the similiarity between the entries.
Yesterday, I got to be one of those good doers who reports similiar postings, though through a different medium. After a day of working on-site at Roanoke, I got to pull up my Google Reader and see what was happening among my friends. First up was An American Expat in Deutschland, where Christina asked a question about ingrown toenails. There was nothing new to look at in ClintJCL Photos, but there was some new stuff on ClintJCL’s blog. One of Clint’s posts was HOWTO: Stop Ingrown Toenails.
Now Clint’s post isn’t going to help Christina’s current predictment (Clint selfishly failed to give advice on whether one should see a Fusspfleger, Chirurg, or Hautarzt), so ultimately my observation is just as effective as the black lab sightings in 1985.
But it was still a neat coincidence.