One thing or the other, not both.

by the other theo

There’s a storefront not that far from where I currently live bearing a sign that says “Donuts and Chinese Food”.   When passing it by one day, I asked a work colleague about it.  He claimed to have tried every Asian-themed restaurant in the area.   He said “Yeah, they need to pick one thing or the other and not do both.”

I had a similar reaction to this bit of signage on a recent trip to my home town:


The sign reads “Southwest Steak Burritos Are Back” at Dunkin’ Donuts

I’ve had good donuts.  I’ve had good burritos.  I’m not sure it’s possible to do them well at the same time.