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It’s a Sign of Something

This is exam week at the university, and ain't nobody got time to make or read a long blog post. So this will be short and sweet — three sign-related pictures.

This past weekend a friend was telling my wife and me about his recent mailbox dilemma. He needed to replace the post for his mailbox, but he wasn't going to be able to do it before the mail truck was to arrive. Their mail carrier won't deliver if the mailbox is just sitting on the ground. He sent me a picture of his "quick fix" to that day's problem.

Redneckish Mailbox

My friend was accused of being a redneck, of all things! I say that necessity is the mother of invention.

Recently my wife and I explored a little town we have not been to in a long time, Saluda NC. One of the shops that was not open that day had an interesting sign in the window.

Shut Store

Don't most people use the word "closed" instead?

The other day as I drove past a nearby Dunkin Donuts, I saw a sign that I just knew I had to go back and capture for my readers. Obviously whoever does the electronic signs at DD knows that in order to form a possessive you add apostrophe ... something....

Dunkin Donuts Possessive

Now that's a spelling of the confusing pair — you're/your — that I had never seen before.

I look forward to summer vacation. It will be filled with lots of projects and lots of rest. No being a barista at Starbucks this summer for me. I'll just hang out there as a consumer. 🙂


"Bad choices sound better when we say we've prayed about it." — Drew Conley


Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

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6 Comments on “It’s a Sign of Something”

  1. #1 Vikki
    on May 6th, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I guess you’r is what you put when you don’t know what the correct spelling should be.

  2. #2 Rob
    on May 6th, 2015 at 9:14 am

    You may be right, Vikki. They might have decided to play it safe with a non-word that was somewhere between the two real words. 😉

  3. #3 Janet
    on May 6th, 2015 at 10:19 am

    And now my husband is famous for the innovative redneck mailbox solution. @-@

  4. #4 Rob
    on May 6th, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Janet, I removed your last name so that your husband can retain some vestige of anonymity. 😀

  5. #5 Tiffany
    on May 6th, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Our CVS had 2 misspellings this week. They put “Mother’s Day is this Sundae!” and “Gift’s for Mom.” They fixed the first one, but the second one is still up there. UGH!

  6. #6 Rob
    on May 6th, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Thanks, Tiffany! I lol’d!