Signs

Something caught my eye on the drive in this morning. It was a cow print design in front of a gas station. And, it said “Milk Sold Here at The State Minimum”. I did not know that there was a state minimum for milk. I have seen these signs for cigarettes. I could Google ‘CT State Minimum’ and just see what comes up. But, I like to discover these things serendipitously.

This reminds me of another sign I saw on our drive to our vacation destination, Plymouth Rock. This sign was on the side of the highway. It read “State Prison Facility; No Stopping”. I guess that means that at any given time an escapee could be lurking in the woods, hoping for a car to stop to fully realize their freedom.

Then there was the Backdraft Café sign that stood prominently, with no building in sight. My husband’s estimation? The café burnt down.

Another sign at the shuttle waiting area at my job asks “Please Do Not Chase The Shuttles”. Now, that one has me thinking. If you can sprint after the shuttle, you can probably walk the two to three blocks the shuttle will drive you to our facility.

On another vacation while my husband and I were checking out a time-share free of charge, pulling in to enjoy our complementary dinner in the Berkshires, there was an interesting sign. It was the kind of sign where you place the black letters over the board of light bulbs, really old-fashioned and charming. It announced their special for the night, “Meat Loaf and Mashed Potatoes With Gravy”. It also announced an extra piece of information’ “We Fill Propane Tanks”. Very accommodating. You can reheat your meal right there should it get cold.

Another sign I noted was at the exit and pay area at a parking garage. “Buckle Up- Somebody Loves You”. Wow. What a proclamation. I wonder if this approach really works.

Oh, yes. The event run by the church down the street from me. Folks were set up in the church parking lot, ready to go. The event of the day? “Pet Blessings”. I will leave this one alone.

My attention is easily drawn to these signs, these slices of life. I will keep looking, looking for a sign.

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About robin swetz

I am a creative writer that enjoys the simple things in life. I really connect with humor and really like making observations and writing about them with an overlay of humor. Its what makes my world go around.,
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