First: As we were driving from Pondicherry to Mamallupuram today, Joan noticed an advertisement for “Trojan Plywood” running along a roadside fence. Needless to say, some semi-hysterical hypothesizing of possible catch phrases resulted:
Joan: Beware of Trojans bearing gifts.
Joan: Trojan Plywood: For rigidity and strength.
Me: Trojan Plywood: The only plywood made from rubber trees.
Me: Trojan Plywood: Contraception taken to a whole new level. Be careful to avoid splinters.
Second: Also seen on drive from Pondy to Mamallupuram: “Life is Short; don’t make it shorter. 40 kmph.” I don’t know if that means that if you drive fast you will have an accident and be killed or if it means that speeding is a capital offense in India. Either way, it would behoove one not to exceed 40 kmph.
Finally: Seen in some town we drove through: Drools (a pet store).