ope, the photo below does not
refer to a (female) airhead or a (male) thickheaded dolt.
Bimbo is a very popular brand of bread in Mexico.
Its bright yellow plastic wrappings on loaves of sliced white
bread and bags of rolls pop up everywhere, from supermarkets to
bodegas all over the country.
Insider spotted this sign in Puerto Vallarta.
Given the number of
vacationing American students downing Happy Hour margaritas in this
touristy town, it's easy to understand why the bread brand name
could easily be misunderstood for a description of underage
Flags and whistles
At a recent press conference, Insider overheard Stephen Coupe,
managing director of the Great Scottish & Western Railway Co.,
recalling a mishap associated with the line's earliest days.
He was talking about the first day the Royal Scotsman was to
leave Edinburgh with passengers.
For the ceremonies that seemed to be called for on such an
auspicious occasion, the then-chairman was provided with a few
props that seemed appropriate to a rail event.
The props were a whistle and a flag. When he began to blow the
whistle and wave the flag, the trainman in charge of the Scotsman
thought those were the real signals to depart. And depart he did.
Without all his passengers. Before ceremonies were concluded.
The train couldn't come back for the remaining passengers. The
rail company had to stop the train farther up the line and take the
passengers to the train by limousine.
We can't imagine what the rest of the ceremony was like.
Water sports equipment has come a long way from snorkeling masks
and rubber flippers.
At a Caribbean industry trade show in Puerto Rico recently,
Insider saw the latest in water toys for today's leisure
Made by Sea-Doo, a division of Bombardier Recreational Products in
Canada, is a vehicle that looks like a cross between a motorcycle
and a rocket ship.
The salesman assured us that this sleek, two-person water craft,
capable of speeds faster than our 11-year-old Toyota, is "safe, fun
and the latest rage at the resorts."
We thought of noisy engines, churning waters and exhaust fumes,
although we were also assured that this craft is quiet and
Whatever happened to a shovel, a pail and a plastic strainer for
Those are our water toys of choice.