When I lived in Los Angeles, I loved reading a column in the L.A. Times on the funky things a reporter and readers found around town, from centimeter-wide parking spots to misspelled signs. Buenos Aires has its share, no doubt. I probably walk by them every day without seeing the fun in it all. Yet over the past week, a few have caught my attention. They are the names of companies and associations that in English would raise a few bells… or chuckles.
Here they are:
Arse Speed Wash – This is the city’s very own quick-ass car wash complete with a bidet
The Conman Association – I can only presume this is a bankers association, or at least for those from the departments that create all those pesky fees and surcharges and additional costs on our accounts and credit cards
Excon Group – I’m all for community reinsertion so this company gets a 10 for honesty
Extra-Tax Taxis – This is the cab service that works for the benefit of the state by collecting more in taxes
It’s all in a day’s walk around Buenos Aires.