Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You're not in Kansas anymore


Last night, I spent a couple minutes looking at the calendar in Mountain Fruit, trying to figure out what's wrong with it and why are they open on shabbat morning and on Yom Kippur.  Maybe it took me so long because it was 10PM, maybe because it was something I've never seen before.  The bloody thing was right to left!!!  Though at least they used Arabic numerals.

I've gotten calendars from different organizations asking for money and all of them were left to right, even if everything was in Hebrew.  I've never seen something like this before and never want to see it again, especially not in a store, showing store hours.  Are calendars in Israel printed like this or is this a very late, or very early, April Fools' joke.

14 comments:

  1. You seem to have this love/hate relationship with MF. Whats up with that?

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  2. I love some of the sales, like the tissues and cheese and I love the BBQ chicken and I hate everything else.

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  3. Hebrew calendars are always right to left. It says the day of the week on top so you know when Sunday through Shabbos is.

    It makes sense to me for it to be this way. If I would be making a Hebrew calendar that would be the way I would do it.

    At first when I saw the title I thought it had something to do with Kansas, I thought that they had used a Kansas calendar so the days came out different or something. So I was looking at it and it all made sense to me, seemed to be on the right days.

    Perhaps I'm just used to it this way, and if I wasn't then I would find it strange too.

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  4. I haven't seen a single calendar that's right to left.

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  5. Moshe: would you have liked this type better? Hebrew Calendar

    Perhaps you are right, I googled a bit and they did go the English way.

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  6. What really annoyed is that they did it in a store where prob half the customers have never seen one like that before and half of those can't read Hebrew.

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  7. Moshe: right I saw that one is the English way. But I was showing you how the one I gave you the link for has both, which makes it more confusing. The Hebrew numbers are in red, and the English in black.

    I didn't know that their customers couldn't read Hebrew. I've shopped there before, most seemed like frum people. But really, I hadn't know people actually look at the calendar and papers these stores put up. But that makes sense now, cause it's probably the ones that can't read Hebrew that would check to see when the store hours are, so you are right. I get it now.

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  8. You mean both English and Hebrew date? That doesn't bother me. What bothers me is reading it backwards.

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  9. What bothers me is that Babysitter and then Moshe refer to left to right writing as English. What's up with that. English are not the only ones who write right to left. Actually majority of languages go right to left.

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  10. Mlevin: English write left to right not right to left. Could be that's what you meant. But anyways, there can be other languages that go in same directions too, just the reason why I referred to them as Hebrew and English directions is because that's what I'm familiar with. If you want to get technical then you can call it what you want.

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  11. As moshe pointed out Arabic is also from Right to left.

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  12. Huh? Arabic numerals are the ones we use.

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