Rome, Rome on derange…

January 6, 2010

Okay, Lamar, this has your ineptitude written all over it. I gave you simple instructions, to find a couple of people to manage the shop during the post-Christmas sale, and who do you hire? Frickin’ Roman centurions!


Look! Another couple just went right up to the door, saw these goofballs with helmets and swords, and just walked away. How are we supposed to make any money?

centurion vertical 180And it sure doesn’t help that the few tourists who DO venture inside tend to get slaughtered before they even reach the perfume counter!

Yes Lamar, I AM aware that shoplifting is down 400 percent, but get a grip!

Another thing, Lamar. Look how these dimwits spelled FORECLOSURE on the sign! FOR CLOSURE? It makes us look illiterate!

Me? No, I’m not tellin’ ’em to do it over! YOU go tell ’em to do it over!

Lamar? What are they doing with that catapult?

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Two men dressed up as centurions look at tourists in front of a shop offering discounted goods, in downtown Rome December 5, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Somehow these guys do remind me of the Roman period ruins…

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive

Never a camera crew around when you need one. I think the one in Gold wants to play a prank on the tourists. But then, maybe I’ve seen too many Chris Farley movies.

Posted by PetPunkRock | Report as abusive

The dark one looks like a predator….oooooh… could I get a closer look at his face please????

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Those are never the right shoes for Roman soliders !

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

CrowGirl, I think Shra may disagree with you on that one… she is the real connaiseur!

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive

I soooooooo agree CrowGirl…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Ha ha ha ha…. 1M1, the shoes dont really too good on those guys… and Roman Soldiers were really tight, calf showing boots… else slippers…. these are like wellies… so not cool… 😛
Maybe if they were more fitting, they would look good… 😉

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Wow, Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom really let themselves go…

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

Which one’s which???

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