“Don’t be a Brummeling Idiot!”
Invented in Hoboken: “Brummeling Idiot”
They say necessity is the “mother of invention,” and now that I think of it – a few inventions have taken place here on Hoboken411 over the past 5+ years (besides the concept of the very Authentically Local website you’re reading right now).
- I coined the phrase “Hoboken Criminal Superhighway” (which was a set of certain streets in town that had more noticeable street crime).
- Came up with the “H.A.T.T.” (Hoboken Actual Time Translator – A device that converts the time a business wishes to open – into the actual time they eventually open).
- Miscellaneous categories for regular web content (like the Live Police Blotter, the original Hoboken Photo of the Day, and everyone’s favorite: Doomed Hoboken Businesses).
- Heck, I even invented a safer alternative to Planking – called “Swabbing” (but that’s having a tough time catching on – gotta hire some nude models to do some marketing over here).
However, last night I spotted this absolutely idiotic set of signs on the door of that men’s clothing store uptown (their stuff is always on sale which leads you to believe the original prices are marked up even more astronomical than usual).
“Buy One Suite – Get On Free”
I can understand mistakes from the sign-maker (especially if you use the cheapest one possible), but what about the owner who taped it to the door, didn’t he read it and realize there were not one, but two errors? 33% of the words were wrong! Or is he just a “Brummeling Idiot?”
So if your friends are acting like morons this weekend, say to them “Don’t be Brummeling Idiots!”