Thursday, July 20, 2006

post the eighty-sixth

From an actual sign that I saw while eating at Panda Express yesterday:

Panda Values
  • Proactive
  • Respect/Win-Win
  • Growth
  • Great Operations
  • Giving
I had to take a couple of looks at this sign to make sure I was reading it correctly. Almost every item on this list is phrased differently. Do the powers that be at Panda Express have no respect for stylistic conformity? It still confuses me looking at this. Did they not have an editor, or even just a regular person, read this first?

That said, the food was really good. I really like their orange chicken.

10 comments:

Squirrel Boy said...

The sad thing is that, at least in my experience, that's how regular people write. It's only irregular people that see what's wrong with a list like that.

Petra said...

I didn't even know pandas have values. What fine, upstanding bears they are!

Tolkien Boy said...

The only thing I've ever seen a panda do is sleep. This, apparently, is not covered in their values.

The two hours a day they're active must be very, very busy.

bawb said...

Someday I should make a list of the entries exemplifying enjoyable blogging. This will go on it.

Melyngoch said...

I bet the bamboo doesn't feel the win-win. Not at all.

lanada said...

a friend and i were just talking about pandas today. did you know they have a kind of nubby thumb type thing that helps them better hold onto bamboo? apparently they do.

i have no love in my heart for panda express. none whatsoever. saigon noodle cafe, however...mmmm.

zookeeper08 said...

Here's to being irregular, Squirrel Boy! Nice to know what I am. :-)

Squirrel Boy said...

I suppose you could always use the word "special" if it makes you feel better. ;)

I just can't get over the second list item—"respect/win-win." Apparently the author believes these to be closely related—perhaps merely different aspects of the same underlying value. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.

Samantha said...

Personally, I'm a little intrigued by the "Great Operations." My dad just had his knee replaced--I'm thinking he should have gone to the Panda Express to have it done...

Which raises questions in my mind about the authenticity of the meat in the orange chicken...

CABman said...

So I decided to check out your blog today.

I think that perhaps the "Panda Values" are evidence that Panda Express IS actually owned by Chinese people (though you'd never know by the staff there). Amazing.