Tuesday, March 28, 2006

What's Your Sign?

Today's Times has a fun story about a group of Seattle residents who are concerned about the fate of an old neon Wonder Bread sign that's coming down to make room for new buildings. While the company developing the land has said it would donate the sign to the nearby Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, some local residents aren't so sure it won't end up on the auction block and into the hands of wealthy collectors. It seems old neon industrial signs are all the rage these days and Seattle, a leader in historic preservation, is chock full of them, having never taken most of them down.

The story reminded me of a sign I wouldn't mind getting my hands on. Underneath the main sign at the Hostess Bakery Thriftshop back in my quasi hometown of Mesa, Arizona, was a smaller one alerting customers that:

WEDNESDAY BARGIN DAY!
It was all my Future Copy Editors of America brothers and I could do not to barge in every Wednesday and demand some discounted Hostess Cup Cakes. Trust me: a lot of stuff seems way funnier when it's 110 degrees.

2 comments:

Bill said...

Even worse, there was no "is." Wednesday bargin day.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

Oops. Now I see why Bill's the copy chief and I'm doing the rim jobs.

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