More untruth in labeling.

In my continuing series of lying labels, like the coconut milk that never could go past date because it supposedly went bad on February 29th, 2015, I present this case. In October 1989, the baseball World Series (the championship) featured the two then local teams to Them. They got to go to all four games, however They went to the park five times. Before the third game, there was a major earthquake in the area and part of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge fell. They were fine, being up close and on solid ground. The friends who had Their other tickets way up high thought they were going to die and some cement dropped near them but nobody in the stadium was seriously hurt. It took hours to get home because all exits from the park went under bridges which had to be checked out before allowing traffic to go under them.  So They were stuck in the Stadium parking lot for a while and it turned out to be a genuine San Francisco event although the price of a can of beer escalated as the night wore on. It was one of those times in your life that you remember forever and you were where the whole world was watching. That game was played about a week later when all was checked out and was a celebration of the spirit of the area. They went through many a tremor, but this was the worst since April 1906-the famous SF quake.

She gave Him a set of silver coins to commemorate the event.

SAM_1115Notice that it says it is one of 500. If that’s the case, how is it that the number 0645 is stamped on each coin? How can you be 645 in a group of 500?

SAM_1114That’s like finishing tenth in a starting field of seven. That’s a talent I thought only I possess.




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25 comments on “More untruth in labeling.

  1. I can’t answer this question, but I remember this quake. It was a scary one indeed. Living in California there have been some mighty big quakes.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your humans. 🙂

  2. It was definitely the biggest They’d been through. She was born in SF-really.

  3. This one of your best!!!!! I loved the milk exp date !

  4. OMD!! Ma remembers that quake like it was yesterday!! I didn’t know your peeps were at the stadium! Wows, that musta been quite the event indeed! The epicenter was only a few miles from our house, butts luckily we didn’t have much property damage from it. Ma was workin’ at the local (then) Sav-on and had to work though the quake and after the quake (so peeps could get batteries and stuff), butts without power we had to check peeps out with calculators! Weird times.
    Now, abouts that 1 in 500…..WTF?? Are you sure politicians didn’t print that up??!
    Ruby ♥

    • You lived through it also. I’m not gonna concentrate on the baseball because a lot of my international friends don’t understand it but all can get an idea from this

  5. Mama says she was at her high school during that earthquake and it took her 3 hours to get home! Wooo!

  6. Yep, our peeps were watching the lead in to the game on the tele, and they sat through the whole evening watching all the news. Now about them coins, here’s our take, ALIENS switched them out, now you got fakes!

    The Mad Scots

  7. Maybe there were only 500 complete collectors sets made but more than 500 individual coins stamped?
    Wally & Sammy

  8. There’s somethin’ VERY fishy there. We’re not good at maths, BUTT even we can see there’s something wrong.

    Glad the peeps were safe and can now look back and tell everyone about the time……

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. That must of been super scary, I’m pleased we don’t get quakes here. Now that is strange Kyla, like everything, we are always being ripped off. Have a super weekend all. xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  10. Well maybe they meant only 500 that were put into a set. Maybe they sold them separately and that made the number higher.
    You got to look at all angles maybe like in a Parallelogram. Oh I don’t know! I don’t want to say you got fleeced.
    Sweet William The Scot

    • No, I get fleeced in a couple of weeks. They never make me look like a Scottie. Let me put stuff in a spread sheet to look at all the angles. I don’t think I could find a parallelogram in a spread sheet. I’ll look at it from the rhombus point of view.

  11. You have learned the sad truth that almost everyone is capable of telling a lie to make a buck. Mom says that you should always tell the truth. If you tell lies, you have to remember which story you tell to which person.

  12. Ummm, what exactly did I tell you?? 🙂

  13. You lost me with all the sports talk, but got me back with your superior powers of observation. Nice catch!

  14. Mom said she remembers that quake and the pancaked highway and the loss of lives. I’m sure glad you peeps made it through.

    Aroo to you,

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