Just plane rude

November 28th, 2007 · 114 comments

Writes Deanne: “Because Orlando prides itself on being a friendly city, we tend to do most of our dirty work via passive-aggressive notes and signs. This one is from the front door of a tacky tourist shop on international drive. I can get past the reference to ‘plane rude’ but the ‘Macdonalds’ analogy is a stretch.” (I’d add that characterizing this as a safety concern is a bit of a stretch too, but I think the amazing clip art and the hand-drawn smiley are what really push this one over the top.)

Please do not bring bags of the other store into our store. Besides for safety it is just plane rude. Would you bring a Burger King bag into the MacDonalds [sic]! Thank you very much!!

Adds Deanne: “I’ve never brought a Burger King bag into McDonald’s, but that’s not because of fast food etiquette, just lack of time. I did bring a Macy’s bag into a Sears store, and I’ve never felt the least bit guilty about it!”

FILED UNDER: clip art catastrophe · etiquette · exclamation-point happy!!!! · Florida · Orlando · questionable logic · retail hell · smiley · spelling and grammar police


114 responses so far ↓

  • #1   anglophile bang

    Besides for bad for business, scolding paying customers coming into your store is just plane rude!

    Nov 28, 2007 at 7:40 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Michelle

    I thought plane rude was sleeping on the shoulder of the guy next to you.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 7:43 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   anglophile bang

    And yes, I would bring a Burger King bag into McDonalds. Burger King has way better burgers, but their fries suck. If it were feasible, I would get a burger in BK and go to McD’s for the fries and coke. Then maybe I’d go to Dairy Queen for dessert.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 7:47 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   frostedflake

      i used to work at a mcdonalds located right next door to a burger king. we’d all go to bk for our lunch and sit there while wearing our mcd’s uniforms! of course, the bk-ers did the same for us!!

      Jun 25, 2009 at 10:50 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Tyler bang

    I like the smiley face…it looks like a 4 year old drew it with their left hand.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 7:52 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    How does bringing a bag from another store into their store put my safety in jeopardy? Are they going to attack?
    “He’s been to Wal-Mart!…Get him!”

    Nov 28, 2007 at 7:55 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Wade bang

    Since they are in Orlando, maybe “plane rude” is a reference to Disney’s first animated cartoon to feature Mickey Mouse: Plane Crazy.

    or not.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:00 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Troy McClure bang

    I’m trying to figure out the punctuation convention used here, & this is my best guess: by default, use the sequence “.”, “!”, “!!”, “!!!”, et cetera, but for questions, repeat the last punctuation instead of advancing in the sequence. That’s pretty logical, I guess.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:03 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Robin Claire

    HAHAHA! Well what are you supposed to do with them if you don’t have someone to wait outside and hold them!?

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Andy Warhol

    I once ate Mac Donald’s inside of a chinese restaurant. Wonder what that note would be…

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   jfruh

    I notice that it’s not just any other store, it’s “the other store.” Obviously this store has some archrival that Shall Not Be Named, and whose bags Shall Not Be Permitted In.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:06 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Wade bang

    Wait a minute!

    They aren’t upset about any old bag from any other store.

    THE other store?!?

    Is this some sort of “Ron Jon’s Surf Shop” battle of the tacky stores? Ooooh, that would take P-A to a whole new level.

    :D

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Wade bang

    great minds, jfruh.

    that, and my slow typing, lol.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:07 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Troy McClure bang

    I think they meant “…bags from the other store.” Otherwise it sounds a bit mafia: “Luigi! Did you see, SouvenirWorld’s selling Goofy figurines for just $6.99? This is war! Bring me the other store, in a bag!”

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    Aside from,
    The “besides for”,
    I cannot bring BK bags,
    Into a McDonald’s store,,
    Unless of course,
    I’m in one.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   anglophile bang

    The Other Store is the Voldemort of tacky tourist shops. And that’s why it’s not safe to bring Bags That Must Not Be Named into the store.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:10 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   WanderingPenguin bang

    I’ve been to Orlando – pretty recently, in fact. I had no idea there were just the two stores there. One of them sure has a lot of aliases.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:11 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Wade bang

    In re #13

    So, maybe the other store is being demolished, and customers are scavenging the debris and carrying bags of it into the store in question. This could explain the safety concerns.

    I mean, can you imagine the havoc a sack of bricks could wreck on a shelf of glass dolphin figurines?

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:16 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   WanderingPenguin bang

    I might bring a Burger King bag into the MacDonalds, if I knew exactly what MacDonalds sells. However, it wouldn’t likely be full of Burger King food, since that blows.

    Hey! What if that Burger King bag was full of Taco Bell food? What would happen then? Dogs and cats living together….total pandemonium!

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:17 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   anglophile bang

    Nice Ghostbusters reference, WP, but it’s Mass Hysteria, not Total Pandemonium.

    Total PANdemonium fits better, though! ;)

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Canthz_B bang

    I hate stores that make you check your bags at the door as if you are a thief.
    I bring take my business elsewhere.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:26 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Reality bang

    They do not want people to come into store to steal so Rule of no bags. They have not been very smart because instead of “EYE” they think “MR. HAPPY FACE” will do. :D

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Reality bang

    I wonder if they still have locks? :-P

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   dawn bang

    I am usually a fan of the personal touch, but in this case I think the notewriter should have stuck with Wingdings.

    Team You Should Be Thankful That I’m Spending Any Money In This Dump At All

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:34 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Troy McClure bang

    I found out that you’ve gone elsewhere to buy
    I found out that you gave that shop a try
    We are alone now, you damned tourist, so you listen to me
    I’ll be hurting you so
    If you don’t get that bag away from me

    The other store, it makes us frown, their bags we forbid
    Don’t you understand the rules of the town? The commercial struggle you are amid?
    We have it all, in this store, you needn’t shop elsewhere again

    (and so one … well I am at work)

    (To the tune of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH8psfqIkcw)

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Canthz_B bang

    OK Troy! I was trying to figure out how that fit into “You Can’t Take That Away From Me”! Thanks for the link. :-)

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Andy bang

    Wait. The sign clearly says, “Please do not bring bags of the other store into our store.”

    What store is it? MacDonald’s? Wendee’s? Any other misspelled fast food establishment?

    Oh, the other store is “Lew’s Overpriced Tourist Shit”? Oh, them. They’re douchebags, so I agree with the sign now. :D

    Nov 28, 2007 at 8:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Canthz_B bang

    Are the asking customers who have made the mistake of bringing “the other store’s” bags into their store (making it unsafe in the process) to now take Burger King bags to McDonald’s…and thanking them to do so?

    Nov 28, 2007 at 9:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   gill

    I’m pretty sure that Micky D’s employees don’t really give a crap what you bring into their restaurant, as long as they don’t have to clean up after you.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 9:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   kikdeedee

    It is not safe for your back to carry so much stuff, it is really nice how they consider the health and safety of their clientele.
    I wonder if the OTHER store lets you bring bags from this store inside. I bet they do, because they aren’t as caring of their clientele as this store is. SO RUDE.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 9:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Wade bang

    Besides for safety…

    Maybe the other store is Crazy Eddie’s House O’ Glass Shards.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 9:10 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   BoggyWoggy

    Yo quero McDonalds.
    Yo quero BurgerKing.
    Yo no quero messed up jealousy.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 9:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   KarenLW

    So I’m shopping down Rodeo Drive (ok, so I’m not really), my driver isn’t there to take my bags from the “other” store…now I can’t wander into Tiffany’s ? That’s just all kinds of wrong.

    But bringing a Burger King bag into a high class establishment like the Golden Arches Supper Club…well, for shame ! tsk tsk

    Nov 28, 2007 at 9:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   KarenLW

    To the safety issue: maybe the sign should have read, “We cannot provide the same level of security you received at the other store. For your safety, please do not bring in your bags from the other store.”

    Nov 28, 2007 at 10:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Wade bang

    Maybe the note-writer saw this story in the Sunday Mirror about Amy Winehouse.

    Aside – I can appreciate any story that uses the word “cringeworthy”, lol.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 10:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   cre8tivewmn bang

    Obviously the other store is Larry’s House of Swords and ‘Splosives. The employees of this store have been terrorized long enough! I’m impressed that they still have the courage to find appropriate clip art and add an encouraging smiley face.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 10:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   SHARKFAN bang

    Hey…my neighbor works at the other store. I guess I can’t bring her in to this fine establishment.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 10:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Writer, Rejected

    Plane rudeness: Screaming babies, mean stewardess, people who talk loudly or incessantly while you are trying to watch the movie, hijackers, people with too many bags– and that may include bags from the other airline.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 10:50 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   anna-banana bang

    #31-uh, I think you mean quiero.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 11:16 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   super_fan#99

    This note makes about as much sense as the BCS rankings.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 11:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   pennysquisher

    So basically, if you shopped at another store before you went to their store, they don’t want you to shop at their store. I wonder if the idiot who wrote this note actually asked the owner of the store before they put it up. If they didn’t I hope they get fired.

    Nov 28, 2007 at 11:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   goose

    #20 – do you mean ‘stealer’?

    Clearly the other store sells explosives, hence the safety concern.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Canthz_B bang

    Does an after-thought smiley really count as a smile? :-)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   morpho aurora bang

    did anybody else hear a bad elvis impersonator at the last line?
    maybe it was just me…

    yes, of course i hear voices, all the time

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Troy McClure bang

    Don’t be cruel, I tell them, but the fools rush in with their bags from the other store.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:06 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Canthz_B bang

    Bags of other stores,
    Should not pass our pristine doors,
    That is just plain rude!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Canthz_B bang

    Unitard… “Bags from other stores” :|

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   S.S.

    So many things to make fun of in this note.

    First sentence: “Please do not bring bags of the other store into our store.”

    What “other” store? Care to be more specific? Or do they mean EVERY other store in town? How about just treating your customers right when they step into YOUR store and stop caring about where else they shop? As if hiding the bag from were to make any difference in your sales, anyway. In fact, if I saw this sign at any store I would stop shopping there just to spite them and punish them for their foolishness.

    Second sentence: “…plane rude.”

    Learn to spell you dummy. Plain =/= plane. I bet you’re one of those people who can’t tell the difference between their/there/they’re and your/you’re, right?

    Third Sentence: “Would you bring a Burger King bag into the MacDonalds!”

    First of all, It’s McDonald’s, not MacDonalds. Also, is this supposed to be a question? I think you forgot the question sign; or maybe it’s just more proof that you cannot tell the difference between common written symbols such as a “?” and a “!”

    Fourth: the little clip art image of a bag.

    What, they think most people don’t know what a bag looks like? Fools.

    Fifth: The smiley!

    Because everyone knows that a rude, idiotic sign is always okay so long as you finish it with a smiley face drawn by a 3 year old. Couldn’t you at least use clip art? Or are you against any sort of Windows image program because your store only uses Macs?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Naomi

    No one yet? Alright.

    This McDonalds’ (bag) is fuckin’ delicious!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 3:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   LJ

    this can’t be real.. can’t be!

    should read.. we don’t want your money.. go away instead because that’s basically what we are being told by this ‘sign’.. which BTW, woah.. someone had their 8 year old write it right?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 4:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Troy McClure bang

    S.S., don’t forget the highest-density piece of nonsense: “Besides for safety…!”

    Naomi, wear it.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:08 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Paul

    I for one love to walk into BK and ask for a Big Mac. Watching the non-englsh speaking cashier look for the picture on the register for 10 minutes is priceless. Watching the english speaking cashier look for the picture is legendary. ;)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Team Cassandra bang

    First: You think that characterizing this activity as a safety concern is a *bit* of a stretch? I’d call it the splits. Gymnastics, anyone?

    Second!: I’m Back! Yay!

    Third: Wade – I’ll bet you’re right but still:

    Plane Rude coming in for landing. Please fasten your seatbelts and prepare your bags from The Other Store; fix your smirk and get ready to enjoy the friendly folks and their funny faces in Orlando, Florida!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:18 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   amy d bang

    Possible backstory: this note was written by a college age employee when the boss was out for the day. He had just smoked a fat one and did not feel like working.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Team Cassandra bang

    ps. that typo note is fucking delicious!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Troy McClure bang

    Welcome back TC! I love your landing announcement. But you must wear the Unitard.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Team Cassandra bang

    It’s true – the Unitard is a must ;)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Jo

    Safety? Are there Bag Terrorists hanging around or something?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   lou fah

    that shopping bag and smiley face have got me all chubbed up.
    did some one say delicious?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 8:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   lola bang

    There must be some pretty aggressive customer recruiting going on in that store to necessitate that sign.

    Sir, while those sheets would look beautiful in your bedroom, the Store That Shall Not Be Named has a similar set with a higher thread count at half the price. And if you don’t go, I’ll hit you over the head with this billyclub I’ve got concealed in my shopping bag. Have a nice holiday!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 8:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Jodi Blaze

    I thought “plane rude” was restricted to planes

    Nov 29, 2007 at 9:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Writer, Rejected

    The whole thing is just plain unitarded.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 9:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Wade bang

    I can’t think of a greater threat to safety than a marauding band of surly Euclideans.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:02 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   FickleGal

    I think the person that wrote this note is a plane idiot.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Katzndogz bang

    The first thing I thought of was someone bringing a plastic bag into a grocery store that has a different grocer’s logo on it. People do that to cut down on the number of plastic bags being used. Maybe The Other Store was Wal-mart, which isn’t much liked by competitors.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wow, Wade. For a “2D” comment that was pretty “deep”. :D I liked it, though.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:10 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   GhostWriter bang

    I’ve been there! The shop is Kerry’s Cobras. They sell all kinds of tourist trinkets, but specialize in stuffed cobras and rattlesnakes.

    …and the place next door is Mickey’s Mongeese, a purveyor of exotic pets, featuring the wiley mongoose. See how it all makes sense now? Safety concerns, store rivalries, not to mention how, post 9/11, mongeese are banned from airplanes.

    …making the introduction of said mongoose into a metaphorical china shop a “plane rude” act.

    Holy crap- this comment is so quirky, I may even decree that I must wear the Unitard (deployment #1)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:25 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Katzndogz bang

    *presses ctrl-f and searches for delicious*

    No results?!?! Are we slacking off? Was a moratorium put on fucking delicious comments? This one was easy too:

    blah blah food inside Burger King bag blah.

    Sheesh.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   GhostWriter bang

    Stop the presses! Wade’s commentary from Flatworld demands that he must wear the Unitard (with pocket protector and slide rule)
    deployment #2

    AND, for completely missing Naomi@48, (how can that even happen?) KatzenDogger’s must wear the Unitard!
    deployment #3, and I’m spent!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:36 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Team Cassandra bang

    I said the typo note was delicious…but that’s only cuz I’m new:)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   Team Cassandra bang

    ps. nothing in that store was fucking delicious as noted by the fact that it was neither McDonald’s nor BK.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   Katzndogz bang

    Okay, I really, really, really did a ctrl-f search for delicious. Really. My humiliation is Internet Explorer’s fault.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Wade bang

    KnD – your humiliation is your Internet Explorer use, lol.

    GW – you can’t fool me. Even though it is a unitard, I know it exists in three dimensions. I resist the tyranny of your spatial orientation.

    Then again, the note writer could be in fear of a mob of churlish carpenters.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 10:57 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   Mishee bang

    Churlish? Wade, you’ve been playing the Free Rice game too much! Sounding all hoity-toity like that!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 11:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   Juliet bang

    Maybe instead of a note they could just set up ‘camera’s', as a recent note suggested.

    I have no idea why bringing in bags from other stores would be a safety issue. I have been trying to think of how it could possibly be a safety issue. Am I going to get plastic in my eye? But I guess store etiquette is open to interpretation. Unless the store is run by Alicia, who has all kinds of kooky rules: Plastic bags must be dried and put away in the cupboard. Do not leave them to air-dry. To not follow my weird instructions is plane rude!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 11:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   Katzndogz bang

    I could say I’m only using IE because I’m at work and that’s what they have here, but I use it at home, too.

    I have Mozilla at home that I use for its free webpage editing program, but the browser itself didn’t seem superior to IE, so I didn’t make the switch. I will also admit that I have my nose out of joint over people that are too busy laughing at me for still using IE to give me some good, not condescending advice about other browsers.

    Of course, when people do give advice, “Oh I use ___ because blah blah blah” someone else jumps in with “Oh, ____ is much better than ____ because blah blah blah” and my eyes glaze over and I continue using IE.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 11:14 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   unholyghost2003 bang

    What about my hand bag? It is clearly “of the other store” w/o it I cannot pay them, with it I am plane rude …

    Nov 29, 2007 at 11:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Nix

    How in the HELL would safety be compromised by another brand on a bag.

    That note was just plane retarded.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 11:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Space Monkey bang

    Besides for the words between “Please” and “much” this note would be perfectly and completely coherent, intelligible, and understandable.

    AttN:
    GW: I am keeping count. Me, the Evil Eye and Jesus is Watching youre usage.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 11:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   Wade bang

    KnD – you make a well-reasoned and cogent defense of your browser orientation.

    I withdraw my statement.

    :D

    Nov 29, 2007 at 11:58 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   Katzndogz bang

    Awww. The real answer is that I’m just too lazy to be more well-informed.

    On topic: The question of why those bags are safety violations will haunt me for the rest of my life.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   KarenLW

    I took a Target bag into Kohl’s yesterday. Nothing happened at all. I got out safely.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:06 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   raiseyourglass

    Retail snobs… If you shop elsewhere you are not good enough for us.
    Keep out you theiving bag caring bastards!

    Don’t they realize that this sign says to those theives “- come in try and rip us off we dare you”…it’s a challenge.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   Wade bang

    Come to think of it, farmer MacDonald and his wife are getting along in years. If I choose to be a good neighb and pick up lunch for them at Burger King, I don’t see how it would be the concern of a trafficker of tacky tourist trinkets.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   wicked opinion

    I really hope the sign maker gets the can. No business owner in their right mind would agree to this nonsense. After I’ve been to the competitor, you’re lucky I even bother with your dinky store ANYWAY. Besides for safety, I don’t eat Burger King “fries” with their unexplained crunchy coating when Mickey D’s fries are just plane better.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:12 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   wicked opinion

    #81 LOL The safety thing is a large pile of BULLSHIT left in a forgotten 450 oven. Is this famous unitard that pale peachy color you can’t find outside of 1984 anymore and made completely of plastic fibers? Because I think I just noticed my closet has been tampered with….

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   Space Monkey bang

    I strongly suspect that the writer of this note was the producer of the movie “The Village”. Didn’t they have some Those that shall not be named characters, also? I’m sorry, in keeping with the theme of the note that preceding sentence should’ve read: Didn’t they have some Those that shall not be named characters, also!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   it’s not food, mister — it’s ice cream! (drat, foiled again)

    [...] passive-aggressive notes from roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers ← just plane rude [...]

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   GhostWriter bang

    In the Star Trek universe, bringing opposing retail containers too close together sometimes causes a deutonian backlash (creating a safety issue for newbies without deutonian shielding). Plus, the prevailng odor from positronic decay can only be described as “…plane rude”.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   Canthz_B bang

    OMG! That could breach the Warp Core of our PANship!
    To the escape pods!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   GhostWriter bang

    Attention All Crewmembers: for safety reasons, all crewmembers must wear the Unitard during evacuation procedures.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   Scott_M bang

    I wish they’d explain why it’s unsafe to bring a bag from “the other store” into their store. What does the other store sell, handguns?

    And if it’s just one other store they’re worried about, why not specify which one?

    # 27 – I missed that – brilliant!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   will

    so there are only two stores in the entire city?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 3:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   Olivia

    #18-
    Our BK is right next to Taco Bell. I’d go through the BK drive thru for the cheesy tots, then head over to TB for a gordita. I know they’d see the bag from “that other store” on my passenger seat when they’d hand me my food but maybe they just thought I was depressed and using food for comfort.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 5:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #94   Fatty McLardass

    I do the same thing as Olivia! And then I go to McD’s for a double 1/4 pounder and then to KFC for a bucket of chicken and then Dairy Queen for a triple Skor Blizzard. By the time I’m done I can’t even get out of the goddam car. But that’s ok, once the coma leaves I find I’m hungry again anyhow. Wheeeee!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 5:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #95   Olivia

    I forgot where I was going with my post, to be honest. Hence the awkward statement at the end that kind of trailed off into pointlessness.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 8:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #96   groovyyaya

    I make it my policy NOT to follow any written rule that contains a misspelling. If I lived in this area, I would make it a point to enter the store purposely breaking the rule, carrying a bag from the OTHER store.

    I would like to say that I would also be wearing a unitard, but I don’t think they would come in my size, and it would fall under “cruel and unusual punishment” for those who would see me in said unitard.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 3:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #97   WanderingPenguin bang

    #85 – WO, have the locks been stolen from your closet? I hear that’s a problem these days…

    Nov 30, 2007 at 8:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #98   wicked opinion

    WP, I know it was you. The distinct odor of dead fish and wet footprints gave you away. Naughty pengie! That peach really brings out your eyes, though. Let’s run away to Orlando and make clothing out of the other store’s bags and walk in wearing it with an extra bag for a hat. Carrying some of the other store’s merchandise in our hands.
    TEAM OVERIMAGINATION STATION!

    Nov 30, 2007 at 9:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #99   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wet footprints have an odor? Ew…..

    I am already in Orlando. Come visit me at Sea World some time!

    Nov 30, 2007 at 9:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #100   Sheila

    I would so bring a McDonald’s bag into Burger King, or Wendy’s or any other store.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 1:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #101   RP

    I take the canvas bags I got from Publix into Kroger all the time. I’ve brought shopping bags from one store into a different one. Lots of people do it. They are called malls and shopping centers. Going into multiple stores in one trip is the whole point!

    I don’t understand how this is rude at all. I’m coming into your store to spend money. Who cares where I went shopping before then?

    Most companies spend money to find out the shopping habits of their customers. This information comes in the door for free and they freak out!

    Nov 30, 2007 at 2:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #102   WanderingPenguin bang

    I completely agree, RP. If I ever came across a note like this, I would make it a point of going back to that store with several bags, all from different “competitors”, and leaving them randomly about their store. I might drop a couple of flyers or business cards around, too. Then I’d go up to the cash with their biggest competitor’s bag full of stuff and buy a pack of gum or something small… and pay with a $20 or $50 bill. :D

    I’m in your store, I’m shopping, get the hell off my back. Shopowners can be so friggin’ stupid.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 4:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #103   Lurker

    The other store is a porn shop whose bags are emblazoned with a giant penis-shaped logo. It’s a safety concern because the elderly female customers in the souvernir store tend to have heart attacks when they see it.

    Dec 1, 2007 at 8:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #104   Digitalbrian

    I bring BK bags to MCD all the time, I happens to like BK and my wife prefer MCD, so I go both places and I dont give a hoot.

    Dec 1, 2007 at 9:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #105   Loft Lizard bang

    The poor baby’s pen ran out half-way through that smiley face.

    I bet she/he was just enraged.

    Dec 3, 2007 at 11:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #106   linds

    ok what the hell are you supposed to do with your purchases from other stores? leave the bags outside? umm… NO and the grammer is all screwed up on this sign! both equal bad for business!

    Dec 5, 2007 at 12:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #107   Daz

    What do they expect – that you leave your bags outside to get stolen? What if you’ve been shopping around all day? What are you supposed to do with your bags other than carry them with you?

    Dec 6, 2007 at 5:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #108   Gez bang

    I like it how he called McDonalds “the Macdonalds”.

    Jan 31, 2008 at 5:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #109   Jelle De Loecker

    So after visiting any store you should go back home or to your car to put your bags away and continue shopping?

    Who would bother?

    Feb 26, 2008 at 10:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #110   devlin85 bang

    First off.. It’s “just PLAIN rude”.. besides the fact that it’s not.. Way to spell McDonalds! So what do are you supposed to do at a mall, your F’d! Ya, go back to your car every time you rude SOB!

    Mar 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #111   Uncast

    I have carried
    the bags
    that were from
    the other store

    and which
    you asked me
    to refrain
    from bringing into your store

    Forgive me
    they were heavy
    so convenient
    and so next door

    May 7, 2008 at 11:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #112   sabrina bang

    I doubt people are going to run out to their car or have someone stand outside holding their bag(s) every time they go into a new store. I don’t see how it’s rude. Do they not want customers?

    Apr 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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