Hick burger and other odd ball signs
Published 2:47 pm Saturday, July 18, 2009
We’ve all seen those signs that make us laugh, whether it be a billboard promoting an unusual tagline or a marquee sign that’s not quite spelled right.
I recently received an email from a friend who made me think of the time when my family and I saw a sign likewise.
The last time my mom and aunt Dolly visited we took a trip to one of the larger metros in the area. There we were sitting in the middle of traffic and arguing about where we should go shopping. It’s never a real road trip for us until we start arguing.
During a brief silence, I heard my aunt start laughing. She was looking at a Hardees marquee stating: “TRY OUR HICK BURGER.” Sound appetizing?
The restaurant was obviously trying to promote its “thick” burger, but instead seemed to be pitching something else.
A photo later the sign had given us a good laugh and we continued on our way.
The following odd ball signs were included in my friend’s email:
In a podiatrist’s office, “Time wounds all heels.”
At a proctologist’s door, “To expedite your visit, please back in.”
On a plumber’s truck, “We repair what your husband fixed.”
On another plumber’s truck, “Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”
On a church’s billboard, “7 days without God makes one weak.”
At a tire shop in Milwaukee, “Invite us to your next blowout.”
At a towing company, “We don’t charge an arm and a leg. We want tows.”
On an electrician’s truck, “Let us remove your shorts.”
In a non-smoking area, “If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.”
On a maternity room door, “Push. Push. Push.”
At an optometrist’s office, “If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.”
On a taxidermist’s window, “We really know our stuff.”
On a fence: “Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!”
At a car dealership, “The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car payment.”
Outside a muffler shop: “No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.”
In a veterinarian’s waiting room, “Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”
At an electric company, “We would be delighted if you send in your payment. However, if you don’t, you will be.”
In a restaurant window, “Don’t stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.”
In the front yard of a funeral home, “Drive carefully. We’ll wait.”
At a propane filling station, “Thank heaven for little grills.”
And don’t forget the sign at a Chicago radiator shop, “Best place in town to take a leak.”
Amanda VanDerBroek is a Staff Writer for the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. For comments and column suggestions email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252) 332-7209.