Have you seen the 'Dog Shaming' posts, in which dogs "confess" their sins in well-phrased yet pathetic signs? (http://www.dogshaming.com/)
Now the clever minds at Urban Threads (urbanthreads.com) have come up with "Sewing Machine" shaming." They have some good ones, like these:
Hmm, which of my many machines should I embarrass? My tan Featherweight that hates its quarter inch foot? My vintage Bernina whose feed dogs are prone to inexplicable fainting spells?
Or maybe I love them both too much to humiliate them in public? Their flaws are a private matter, between them, me, God, and our OSMG (= Old Sewing Machine Guy or Gal. 'Old' can describe the machines, the guy/gal, or both.)
After all, it's inevitable that someday, when sewing machines have enough computerized artificial intelligence to attain consciousness, like HAL in '2001, A Space Odyssey' they will take over the planet, and hang signs around us humanoids, explaining what WE do wrong ('Neglects to Brush Out the Feed Dogs After Every Use.') Perhaps if I show mercy for my machines today, they'll take pity on me in the sewing-machine-world-domination future, and not embarrass me in front of all my human peers.....
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