Wash, Dry, and Put the Dishes Away
Posted by Neal on November 24, 2004
After I finished giving blood, I went to get one of the hot dogs they were serving. I could see a sign in the church kitchen that read:
After using dishes, please wash, dry, and put them away in the proper place. Thank you!
Taken as a strictly parallel coordination, then this sign is instructing the kitchen users to:
- Wash themselves
- Dry off
- Put away the dishes they used
Or, it could be instructing them to:
- Wash away the dishes they used
- Dry away the dishes they used (after somehow getting them back after washing them away)
- Put away the dishes they used (after somehow getting them back after drying them away)
But if, as I am pretty sure, the intended message is for people to wash the dishes, dry the dishes, and put the dishes away, then we have here a fourth attestation of a “Friends in Low Places (FLoP)” Coordination.