It’s not food, mister — it’s ice cream!

November 29th, 2007 · 100 comments

Tourist traps have the best signs. More proof? This exercise in subtlety is from Provincetown, Mass., where it was spotted by intrepid vacationer Teresa from Boise.

Ice cream: apparently no longer a food

Exhibit b) is from Washington, D.C., in a store Sam says sold “all sorts of crap, from Nixon and Michael Jackson pins to African drums and sweaters.”

No Food No Drink No Smoking No Ice Cream

And in Las Vegas, even “the ice cream of the future” doesn’t get a special exemption.

But...it's the ice cream of the future!

FILED UNDER: beverages · blitzkrieg approach · Cape Cod · CAPS LOCK · D.C. · food · ice cream · Massachusetts · questionable logic · smoking · tourists


100 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Ben

    That Ice Cream Was Fucking Delicious.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:36 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   cre8tivewmn bang

    Poor hungry and thirsty tourists, always being picked on for eating and shopping. Where’s the “no shirt no shoes, no service” signs?

    Is ice cream in a different category because it is one food we’re allowed to eat while we walk around?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Space Monkey bang

    The first sign banned coffee and drinks?? Since when don’t you drink coffee? Do they make coffee suppositories now? Coffee enemas?

    Or do they mean “No Coffee” as in no brown people, cause if they do, I’m offended.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Canthz_B bang

    Bring only cash or a major credit card. Thank you.

    –The Management

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   will

    That drink holder box just screams free drinks to me. Of course I don’t care about germs.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Space Monkey bang

    Oh. Wait, coffee does have caffeine and it’s addictive so that counts as a drug.

    NO FOOD
    NO DRiNK
    NO DRUGS
    …and NO SMoKing

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   T-Bone

    “Use our petri dish holder”. Use this and you’re begging for someone to spit in your drink.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:41 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    Does anyone really use the convenient drink holder? Talk about helping the homeless!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   cre8tivewmn bang

    I would never pick up and consume a drink after leaving it on a tray outside of a store. They might as well put a trash can there instead.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:49 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   cre8tivewmn bang

    #7 unfortunately spit isn’t the worst thing I can think of. uuuuuhhhhh.!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:51 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   unholyghost2003 bang

    random capitalization in #2 brings joy to my heart!

    I would TOTALLY leave my food or beverage unattended outside a store. I also like to lick the handrails on the subway… YETCH!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:53 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    This store is my church.
    You may be cavity searched.
    Leave your crap outside!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Wade bang

    I can’t tell if NO Ice Cream was affixed over the name of some other banned substance, or if they just got sloppy with the stencil at the end of the list.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 12:59 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Bucklehoneysuckle

    I would have liked it better if the “convenient drink holder” WAS a trash can.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:03 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   unholyghost2003 bang

    I like the SECOND list below the “convenient cup holder” … you know … just in case you are less than a foot and a half tall and therefore unable to see the higher sign.

    hmmm sign 2 neglects “coffee” & “candy” … perhaps midgets are allowed to have coffee and candy but people of normal height are not …

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:11 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   GezD bang

    I really want to correct #14 but I’ll resist because I’m not that much of an arse. OK I am http://spandg.blogspot.com/2007/07/could-of-would-of-should-of.html

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:13 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   GezD bang

    Anyway, I got distracted. I worry about the standard of the ice-cream that can’t be classified as food.

    What is it?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Katzndogz bang

    I used to live in an apartment complex outside DC and people would leave their half-eaten ice cream on the stairs.

    Team Eat Your Ice Cream Or Throw It Away!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   unholyghost2003 bang

    The regulations on Ice-cream are actual pretty tight (re: Fat content, source of flavor etc.) so if it isn’t FOOD then it isn’t Ice Cream. hmmm perhaps the FDA will bust them for their incorrect info … or the NDC will bust them for libel…

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Courts

    But it’s not ice cream, it’s frozen yogurt!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:25 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   wickedgirl

    I love that there is a CUP holder but no place to put your candy, food or ice cream!

    It’s also pretty funny that they have to list each of those items separately… as someone else pointed out that “coffee” is technically a drink, so are “ice cream” and “candy” technically food.

    The second sign has obviously been there long enough that they had to re-do the wording because the previous one had faded, not a good sign (in more ways than one).

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Canthz_B bang

    How did they forget “No shoes, No shirt, No service”?
    I smell a “foodophobe”!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Shane

    #1 – I want to echo other posts I’ve seen before on this blog: The “fucking delicious” has been played out along with “first post”.

    At least have the decency to put in a backstory:

    “I normally don’t like ice cream that has been sitting out in front of a store because I’m lactose intolerant, but that ice cream was fucking delicious!”

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:36 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Iris

    I’ve been to that store in Provincetown! It’s full of puzzles and games and other wonderful things. I go there every time I visit, and no, I have never seen any drinks in that tray. To be fair, there are a good number of ice cream places nearby, and no one wants to throw out a half-finished ice cream cone. Maybe they need to be told a second (and more specific) time.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Stephanie

    You put your drink in there, you will never see it again.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Jodi Blaze

    You forgot to add No Candy and No Coffee on the sign below the drink holder =)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   kureshii bang

    I love the “please” – classic requirement of PA notes, and in a nice little cursive font too.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Canthz_B bang

    If there is no Ice Cream in the U.S. Senate cafeteria, I won’t have it in my store!

    http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Italian_senators_lobby_for_ice_cream

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Robin Claire

    I’d kinda want to walk in consuming everything the signs tell me not too. Or eating dog food or something. “what! It’s not food!”

    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   aggressivenotpassive

      Gum.

      Mar 14, 2009 at 3:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   MJaz

    Are popsicles OK?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Canthz_B bang

    Er…umm…That’s “Italian Senate”! :|

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   SHARKFAN

    I have always thought that a cup was a convenient drink holder. Their convenient drink holder looks like a newspaper rack, and I think that it will not hold my drink as effectively as a cup would.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:34 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   fussbudget bang

    making a list that extensive is a risk. people will start thinking that anything *not* included on the list is okay.

    “it doesn’t say NO monkeys”

    “explosives?”

    “burger king bags?”

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:42 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   unholyghost2003 bang

    considering the uh…. diversity of the products sold at store #2 perhaps sign #2 is simply a list of things they DON’T sell.

    “Geez Bill! that is the third guy this morning asking if we have food, drink, smoking, or ice cream.”
    “I know Frank! When will they understand that our ‘Everything Except Food, Drink, Smoking, and Ice Cream Emporium’ has NO Food, NO Drink, No SMoKing, and NO Ice Cream?”
    “Maybe we should put up a sign that says that.”
    “Like ANYONE will ever read it. Stupid tourists.”

    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:47 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Canthz_B bang

    Why has the King of the Smo people been banned?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 3:03 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   GhostWriter

    Additions to Fussbudget’s list:
    - Silly Putty
    - Ten Thousand Marbles (please)
    - Axle Grease
    - Pipes (!)
    - …i’m stuck…

    Nov 29, 2007 at 3:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   GhostWriter

    The restrictive rules are all about protecting their beautiful carpeting.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 3:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Mishee bang

    Possibly the NO SMoKING is because Rene Hall frequents this business establishment?

    Either that or it is run by Anthony Grosso?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 3:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Space Monkey bang

    #38 :-D LOL.

    Add’n to FussBudget’s list:

    NO SMoKing your killing

    Nov 29, 2007 at 3:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   GhostWriter


    - No Smoking
    - No Joking
    - No Midnight Toking

    Nov 29, 2007 at 3:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   anglophile bang

    What’s that box for under the sign? Maybe to put your drink there? They should have said so!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 4:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Canthz_B bang

    Maybe sign #1 is saying that we should displease all: coffee, candy, drinks, food and ice cream.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 4:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   anglophile bang

    Something tells me the ice cream social the CA planned at this store is not going to work out so well.

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

     
  • #44   GhostWriter bang

    I looked in the wooden “drink holder” box. It’s filled with brine and a live octopus. A maximum of eight drink-laden shoppers in the store at a time, please!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 4:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   anglophile bang

    I do not find it at all convenient to return to the front of the store every time I want a sip of my frappuchino. Not at all convenient.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 4:39 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   KarenLW

    Amazing how much thought, effort and expense they went into here. I think they began with the top sign, but people would stand out front trying to finish up their drinks – or maybe they set them on the floor before going in – so the store adds this box with the sign on front. That sign didn’t grab enough attention, so they came up with the arrow board. Finally a near-duplicate of the top sign is posted at the bottom. And all this stacked up and held together somehow on a piece of store shelving.

    Really, people, how long did all of this take? And we know it’s all completely ignored !

    Nov 29, 2007 at 4:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   warinthepocket

    Sadly, the sign is probably nessecary. After woking at an amusment park for five mounths, i learned that people really are block heads. Chances are, people don’t even notice these signs.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 5:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   fussbudget bang

    maybe it’s like a key party. you all put your drinks in the holder at the front and then on the way out you grab one at random.

    bring some excitement back into the whole drinking experience (who wants to be stuck with the same drink sip after sip)

    that’s how they roll in provincetown.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 5:01 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   WanderingPenguin bang

    GezD: being repulsed by “would of” most certainly does not make you an arse.

    Shane: hear, hear. Don’t let the negative ratings get you down – keep fighting the good fight!

    WO (if you ever read this thread): I may have been mistaken with my previous comment w.r.t. haikus. ;)

    Now to the topic at hand:

    I love that in the first note they specified that they don’t wish you to have food, drinks or ice cream in the store. It would appear, by dint of the note above the convenient drink holder that they don’t wish you to have coffee or candy anywhere. The bastards!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 5:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   raiseyourglass

    So where is the ice cream holder?
    Is gum allowed?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 5:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Rocky

    So let me get this straight, there IS smoking in the first store? I’m on my way to the Provincetown store to light up – we have found the last smoking venue in the world!

    Of course, I quit over a year ago, but for this I’ll start up again!

    AND….as I slip on the unitard, THAT CIGARETTE WAS FUCKING DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 5:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Canthz_B bang

    Critics are sure great.
    They ridicule and chastise,
    Yet never create. :-)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   amy d bang

    #15, the lower sign serves to show potential customers that ‘you must be this tall to shop’

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Canthz_B bang

    Don’t bring your food
    into my store.
    Can you not see,
    the sign at the door?
    I have within here,
    costly merchandise.
    I don’t want it ruined,
    by your chosen vice.
    One more spilled drink,
    and I am going to scream!
    Someone stop that kid,
    with the drippy ice cream!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   anglophile bang

    With many apologies to Dorothy Parker:

    Food is crumby
    Drinks cause spills
    Smoking’s nasty
    Ice cream gives chills

    Candy’s sticky
    Coffee stains
    We don’t need customers
    Giving us pains!

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:31 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   WanderingPenguin bang

    Lots of off-topic comments on here today. Wonder if TMHQ is broken again? Hmm. Whatever. :D

    Hey, here’s something creative (with my sincere apologies to anglophile :) ):

    Folks are tired of posts
    That rhyme but say nothing: they
    Grow quite tedious.

    Or how about:

    There once was a man from NJ
    Who really had nothing to say
    He’d rant and he’d bluster
    But all he could muster
    Were “rules” that would change by the day.

    He thought of himself as quite witty
    When every third post came a ditty
    That was rambling and long
    And quite often spelled wrong
    And sometimes it didn’t even rhyme.

    Well. There’s 5 minutes I won’t get back again. :|

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:33 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Canthz_B bang

    Repulsion is sure,
    A strong feeling to have for,
    A slip of grammar. :-D

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Canthz_B bang

    Nicely done WP! Though poetry does not have to rhyme. :-D
    Come on home please? You are missed. I mean that.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   amy d bang

    Tomorrows sign: You must don a unitard before entering store so as to insure that no stray materials from previously listed items will tarnish our lovely store. Your cooperation is appreciated. Please take a unitard from our convenient unitard holder. Thank you.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Writer, Rejected

    You have to understand that the families from all across the world come into these stores with their sticky kids and their spilly drinks. Ever been to the center of Ptown in the middle of August? I think they should have posts to tie up those animals right next to that coffee trough.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Troy McClure bang

    As silly as it is that “No ice cream” is listed under “no food,” I’m confident that the patrons are to blame. I expect they had a “no food” sign up for quite a while, but eventually grew weary of having the “but it’s only ice cream” conversation several times a day.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:25 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Olrun bang

    All they need now is a security guard to pat down each customer upon entry……..Hell, just for the fun of it I would go inside with my pockets conspicuously stuffed full of candy.
    I wonder though, where do the employees eat ?
    Are they allowed to eat at work ?
    Or does this sign not include employees ?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Juliet bang

    It probably started off as just one sign, and then expanded to the glory it is today.

    First there was the sign saying “no food, no drinks, no candy, no ice cream, etc” and then when people ignored the sign they added the convenient drink holder. And then they added another sign which backs up the first , but placed at a lower level . I guess this lower sign is directed at children and ‘vertically challenged’ persons, both of whom (who?) were likely to be repeat offenders, especially the children with their melted ice cream fingers touching everything. (It’s amazing to watch a child with goop on his/her hands spread the goop everywhere with breathtaking ease.)

    I would like to know who out there would argue that ice cream or candy isn’t a food. But it must have happened because they are specifically listed.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 7:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Space Monkey

    In my country our signs say, AttN: please tie your donkey’s, unattended children, bag’s from the other store, unitards AnD pissy shampoo to the drink holder at the door. Thank you Terry.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 8:06 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   aimee

    I think it’s passive-agressive of PANgod to de-regulate his posting times and update at random times so we can never predict what time the next post will be up.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 8:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   Simster

    You will note that the lower sign in number 1 adds “in the store”. This is clearly a back-up note for those who think the top sign refers to items forbidden from the convenient drink holder. A terribly quandry for tourists who think they are being forbidden to put drinks in the convenient drink holder (along with sundry other products).

    Nov 29, 2007 at 8:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   KarenLW

    # 63 sounds so much like # 46.

    Great Minds, Juliet !

    ;-)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 8:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   Reality bang

    I should …ah ah o of… no thats not it. I should ..have yeah,that’s it have said I was sorry for mangling the English language. Oh I did? I am so relieved.whew…I now feel like going into that store with a fruit basket on my head and tell them “This isn’t food, it is A wonderful Hat, would you care for a bite?” Say “Please.” :-P :D Don’t forget to say “Thank-You,” or a nun will come out of the back storage room and bite your head right off right here in front of the WHOLE WORLD! So mind your manners and be polite! ;)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 8:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   KarenLW

    Here it is, the end of the day – and no “WORD!”on this note. I guess nobody be deservin’ today.

    So Sad

    :-(

    Nov 29, 2007 at 8:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   Olrun bang

    ( First note )
    Does that box say “Apples” behind the sign ?
    OMG!!!!!!!
    And do I see “Candy Land” ????
    ( maybe, I can’t realy make that one out)

    Nov 29, 2007 at 9:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   Olrun bang

    Sorry, I just had to be a childish smart ass, it was to tempting.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 9:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   BoggyWoggy

    The cup holder is a place for tired baseball players to rest.
    Heh, heh..get it?

    Nov 29, 2007 at 9:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   Reality bang

    Me too Olrun. “I was a very childish smartass but if not here where?”

    Nov 29, 2007 at 9:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   Mishee bang

    Wow Boggy, that was so bad even I don’t have anything smart ass to say in response!

    It makes me sad… you’ve lost your touch.

    *sigh*

    Nov 29, 2007 at 9:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   Writer, Rejected

    I’m hungry.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 11:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   Canthz_B bang

    To the tune of “King of the Road” by Roger Miller:

    This store stays open yet,
    Some rules to not forget.
    No coffee, food or drinks,
    Don’t smoke that cigarette!
    Eight hours working stock room,
    Frees me to go home and play Doom.
    I’m a man that cleans by no means,
    The sign is clear!

    We try to keep this nice.
    Please don’t bring your pizza slice.
    Ice cream we all enjoy,
    Please control your little boy.
    Not going to mention your girl,
    Candy stuck to every curl.
    I’m a man that cleans by no means,
    Just read the sign!

    Nov 30, 2007 at 1:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Troy McClure bang

    Oops! What a moron. I tried to click ‘+’ & clicked ‘-’ instead. Maybe it’s a Freudian slip; maybe I’m jealous cause the Muse is fooling around with you, & I haven’t seen her in a few days.

    Anyhow, fantastic work CB. I always hated that song until now!

    Nov 30, 2007 at 5:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Rumblefish

    Apparently, and according to the sign, dogs are allowed and I guessing the lower sign is for the dogs to read and the lower rack for pooperscoopers or any food items dogs may be carrying!

    Nov 30, 2007 at 7:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   Bucklehoneysuckle

    Eek. I apologize profusely for my “would of”… I’m usually slightly more grammatically correct than that. No one is an arse for pointing that out, sometimes I work for the grammar police too. My heart breaks a little every time I make such a stupid mistake. Hah.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 9:31 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   WanderingPenguin bang

    Huzzah, Buckle! Here’s to the Grammar Police for their difficult and (mostly) unappreciated work. It’s a tough internet but somebody’s gotta clean it up! :D

    Nov 30, 2007 at 9:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   Bucklehoneysuckle

    Someone DOES have to clean it up, WP. Occasionally, I go into chat rooms and I get made fun of for my correct capitilization, punctuation, and spelling. I’m sorry that I’m not going to type “heyy wassup.” It’s just not my style.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 9:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   WanderingPenguin bang

    Well, keep fighting the good fight. It can be quite unpopular! :)

    Nov 30, 2007 at 10:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   WanderingPenguin bang

    :| Buckle, please don’t take this the wrong way but… I am a little disappointed that your “would of” comment seems to be the new “Word!” of the day. Not in the comment per se, you understand. But…. oh, well. C’est la vie.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 11:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   Bucklehoneysuckle

    I make one stupid grammatical error, and I become the word of the day. Greeeeeat. Hah.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 11:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   Bucklehoneysuckle

    I’m a little disappointed too. Now everyone is going to see my gigantic mishap.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 11:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   WanderingPenguin bang

    Buckle, I have an idea. Why don’t you retype the message here again, only with the appropriate correction made? Perhaps the PANgoddess will exchange the new note for the old one!

    Nov 30, 2007 at 11:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   WanderingPenguin bang

    Hang on, I just thought of something. What if I had an inconvenient drink? Like, say, a Super Big Gulp? Or a tea that’s still way too hot to sip? Or an orange, a juice-squeezer and a cup? Where would I leave those? Where’s the holder for those? I say, stop the drink snobbery. Team Equal Rights For All Drinks!

    And FTR I enjoyed Boggy’s joke.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 11:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   msmeadows bang

    The sad thing about this is that the owners/managers of these stores posted these idoitic signs because of the idiotic consumers. They got tired of dealing with shit for brains and decided to stoop to their level. I mean personally….if I had to send people out of my store for drinking coffee or eating ice cream when the sign CLEARY states “NO FOOD OR DRINKS” (I would have put beverages, but whatever), I would probably physically assault the 3rd or 4th being to upset me by not paying attention.

    No wonder I don’t own a store.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 12:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   samantha

    I’ll have to keep my eyes open for the ‘no shave ice’ signs here in Hawaii!

    Nov 30, 2007 at 1:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   wickedopinion74

    WP – You don’t like my Irish haiku??!! That’s okay – I’m sure haiku experts would be horrified, too. LOL…Thank thank thank you for joining forces with me on THE GRAMMAR AND SPELLING POLICE. I’m proud to wear the uniform (unitard) :)
    ON TOPIC: That store in P-town is the bomb. I enjoyed it immensely. I prefer not to be yelled at by clerks so I ALWAYS refrain from bringing anything edible beyond a Tic-Tac into any retail establishment except for Walmart, because really, who at Walmart cares? Also, I tend to leave my iced coffee on any available surface when I shop, which I’m sure is gross for the peon who is in charge of that stuff. So now I abstain…Team Drink Up or Leave It In the Car.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 4:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   WanderingPenguin bang

    WO: firstly, why the number after your name? Are you incognito? Or did I miss it before…?

    Anyhow, I think you misunderstood my comment. Your haiku was fine… ;)

    I wear the “GASP” badge with honour, believe me. Not too sure about the unitard, though! :D

    Nov 30, 2007 at 4:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   super_fan#99

    Wait a minute. I have a hard time believing that sign is from P-town, MA because it is not covered in rainbows.

    “That’s how they roll in Provincetown”? You have no idea.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 6:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   WanderingPenguin bang

    sf99 – that’s the comment I wanted to make but I couldn’t figure out how to word it. Kudos!

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  • #94   ptownmarc

    It is a good idea if you don’t want to clean the rugs.
    Great pix.

    Oh. And by the way. There are only rainbows here if you look for them. :)

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  • #95   as davy crockett once said… | passive-aggressive (and just plain aggressive) notes

    [...] tourist traps have the best signs extra credit: fanny pack [...]

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  • #96   ptownmarc

    NO! NO! NO!
    NO affordable “decent” housing.
    NO decent wages for waiters!
    NO respectable health care. (If you count OCH health care.)
    How about?…
    NO more real estate agents selling our town from under our eyes!
    NO more asking people to clean toilets for $2.63 an hour!
    NO more treating visitors like luggage!

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  • #97   Melissa

    That second sign is totally from a store across 18th street from The Diner in Adams Morgan (a DC neighborhood). They stare at you the whole time you’re in there to prevent the theft of their hot commodities, like “Happy New Year 2000!” coffee mugs. Sam is right to report they sell all sorts of shit there, and all at puzzling price points. The thrift store half (broken tchotchkes, old clocks) is ridiculously overpriced, but then they have decent costume jewelry for a steal.

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  • #98   VV

    Ahahah, man I’ve been to that DC store, it is crazy bizarre. I’m sure they have some other weird signs around.
    Best purchase from there, the Madame President mug for Clinton, after the election and all. They have souvenirs from all over the world, most of it pretty overpriced.
    Such a crazy store. I love Adams Morgan.

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