You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Tales From the City

LOL car

A Maine moment, don’t be such a pill, and spare bills.

LOL car

Traveling in Maine recently, we saw many vanity license plates and had fun decoding them. The best one needed no decoding. It simply read “OWA-CAH.”

James Burns / Dover, New Hampshire

Don’t be a pill

Continue reading below

We’re so inundated with catchy drug names that it can change your perception. I went to pick up my prescription at CVS and immediately returned it to the pharmacy technician: “This isn’t mine. I’m not on Promi-sed.” She gently pointed out that the word read “promised,” as in it was promised to be completed by a certain time.

Janice Harpin Schmidt / Brookline

Spare ten grand?

It finally happened: A panhandler in Central Square asked me not for a dime or a dollar but for ten bucks. That threw me.

But if he’d asked me for ten grand, that would have thrown me even more – and made me worry that I was starting to look like Mitt Romney.

Steve Nadis / Cambridge

GOT A STORY?The Boston Globe.
Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com