Back from Vacation

That's right, gentle readers, the entire DET team (is it still technically a "team" if there is only one person?) has recently returned from a few days of vacation up on Cape Cod. To commemorate this trip, I want to share with you a photograph that I took at the Massacheusetts welcome center just over the state line from Rhode Island on Interstate-195. This sign was posted on a Nestle vending machine at the welcome center.

For those of you who can't read the picture, for whatever reasons, it reads: "All money is periodically removed from this machine on a daily basis."

As far as I can tell, there are two possible meanings of this sentence taken as it stands. Either there are sporadic periods of time when the machine is emptied of money daily, or the machine is emptied of money at a number of semi-scheduled times every day. Neither of these scenarios seems likely to me, and so I am left to conclude that this sign is simply one more example of the failing United States educational system.


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