The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

December 15, 2007

Things That Probably Should Have Been Proofread Before They Were Put on a Sign

Filed under: Random Stuff — Tags: , — Brian Lutz @ 5:52 pm

Every once in a while, you run into a situation where you need a sign, and you need it quick.  Armed with a sheet of plywood and a can of spray paint, you whip up a quick sign, not only letting people know that your place is open, but showing off some of the fancy lettering skills you acquired back when you were creating, um, er… murals (yeah, that’s it) on some of the local underpasses.  There’s just one problem here:

Bussiness... OPEN

This particular example has been present in this location for a couple of months now, right next to one of the busiest streets in Kirkland. It appears that an impromptu correction has been made to the sign using a Sharpie, complete with a grade of C- which seems to suggest a spurious origin for the correction.  Of course, back when I was in school work of this quality would probably get me an F and  a note sent home to my parents, no matter how fancy the handwriting was, but that’s another story.

To be fair, if you’re trying to run a bussiness, you’re probably too busy to run to the dictionary every time you need to put together an impromptu sign.  But what if you’re getting your signs professionally made?

Um, bad news on that one too.  Unlike the individual example found above, I’ve seen a significant number of these signs in many different locations around town, and each one of them has this correction on it.  I’m guessing that particular assignment went to the parent who forgot to bring the orange slices to the last game.

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1 Comment »

  1. The B and the N brought out a particular artestry. I just know if there was a W to be drawn it would be coital V’s

    Comment by shawn — December 22, 2007 @ 8:50 pm


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