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Handle With Care
I bought a new t-shirt the other day. It's black, long-sleeved, and has silver writing on it: HANDLE WITH CARE.

I liked it; I liked the double-meaning I saw in it. For one reading, it implies that I can be fragile and need to be treated with gentleness. In another light, it also implies that one should be cautious interacting with me, because I can be dangerous!

I like both concepts, or at least they amuse me.

Foolishly, I wore it to smegs saturday in order to show it off. I should have thought about the sort of people reading it. They all stopped reading at the word "handle" and took it literally. I was "handled" all afternoon! *laugh*
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From: writerwench Date: March 7th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a lovely t-shirt.

Yeh... 'care'... because you could be fragile, precious, dangerous, volatile, violent... nice one.
dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: March 7th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd bet on it being taken the same way if you wore it to a con.
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: March 7th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had wondered if there might be a third meaning- depending on where exactly the text falls :)
johnridley From: johnridley Date: March 7th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dammit, of all the SEMGS to miss, the one where there's an open invitation...
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: March 7th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Gotta watch those literal minded folk.;)
ellison From: ellison Date: March 7th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought the exact same thing when I read, "Handle with care," and when you said it had a double meaning, I totally thought you were going to write about your boobs, haha!
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 8th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
You totally need to post a picture of you wearing your new shirt :)
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