Monday, September 05, 2011
911, The Number Will Never Be The Same
I photographed this sign in a catering hall recently. It says that the hall holds 911 guests. I presume it means that they calculated according to a larger number that includes staff, waiters etc, for insurance reasons.
A couple of years ago, we were treated to a Shabbat in Tel Aviv, in a fancy hotel. At first our host told us he was sorry, but the hotel had been fully booked. Then we got a call that one room had emptied, and it was for us. What was the number? You guessed it, 911.