Ingrown Toenails and Lost and Found

September 7, 2007 at 9:31 am 7 comments

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.


Entry filed under: Christina G, Clint L.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mr.Myxlplyx  |  September 7, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Is this the same clintjcl that has the blog about DRUNK TEENS SHITTING? Talk about a cock tease.

  • 2. Clint  |  September 7, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Go to the Chirpflegertarzt!

    Seriously though, yesterday *WAS* International Ingrown Toenails Blogging Day (I.I.T.B.D.),so I was just doing my duty.

  • 3. Anne Sawyer  |  September 9, 2007 at 3:38 am

    It is spelled Licorice.

  • 4. tgaw  |  September 9, 2007 at 9:24 am

    @#3– D’oh. In Wikipedia, it looks like the candy/spice can be spelled both ways. But it didn’t reveal any insight on the spelling of the dog’s name!

  • 5. Carolyn  |  September 9, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    Right when I read these comments about the spelling of licorice, Jason Alexander said the word licorice on TV.

  • 6. HokieTT  |  September 9, 2007 at 4:04 pm


    I coined a term for this — “Synchroincidence” — when two completely different events bring the same concept to you simultaneously. I thought of it once when I saw a bumper sticker with the word ‘backpack’ at the exact same time that the singer of the song on the radio said ‘backpack’.

  • 7. Carolyn  |  September 10, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    That’s a cool word, Sean.


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