04 novembre 2013
Mayotte is a French department and therefore receives all the French adverts. The TV adverts stay exactly the same, advertising things that haven't made it as far as Mayotte yet, but the paper adverts are tailored to local taste, one might say. You might remember the Ramadan adverts I put on the blog a few months ago. The one above is a current ad by the Orange phone company for a new phone plan. Its slogan is "Pay less, that's more chicken wings".
15 février 2012
Took the car to the garage this morning for an oil change and to get the air-conditioning sorted out, as there seems to be a leak somewhere. The mechanic behind the counter received a phone call while we were there and put the caller - apparently one of his employees - on loudspeaker. "Hello?" "Hello, good morning, I won't be able to come in today." "Why not?" "My tie's not working." "What do you mean, your tie's not working?" "Well, the knot's come undone." "Never... [Lire la suite]