The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

October 9, 2008

Let Me Guess… Highway Robbery?

Filed under: Random Stuff — Brian Lutz @ 11:29 pm

Another handy tip for any people out there who might find themselves decorating a retail establishment for Halloween: 

Sure, that yellow crime scene tape seems to be all the rage on the assorted crime drama shows scattered throughout primetime television, but if for some reason you find it necessary to use the stuff as a decoration in your store, it is best to use the stuff sparingly.  Last time I checked, in instances where this stuff is used by actual policemen, I can’t recall ever seeing it wrapped around every available surface like some grim version of the traditional birthday streamers.

And while we’re on the subject, you might also want to give some thought to where exactly you’re putting the stuff, and what impression it may be leaving on your customers.  For example, let’s say that you decide to thoroughly wrap up the queues for the checkout in the stuff.  If you’re a customer standing in the checkout line with that shiny new HDTV, don’t you think that something like that might just be providing an excuse to sneak in some second thoughts before you pull out the credit card?  Besides, exactly what relevance does this have to Halloween anyway?  I suppose you could be trying to make it look like some psycho just wandered into the place and slashed a lot more than prices, but this seems like a rather halfhearted effort.  Next time, I’d recommend that you just stick with the jack-o-lanterns, plastic skeletons and unconvincing fake gravestones.  At least with those you already know you’re doomed…

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