I like a good mystery. An overactive imagination is kind of my stock in trade. People-watching is an exercise in making up fictional histories for strangers.
This sign, however, stymies my every fictional effort.
I find nothing to add to this text to make a more vivid, surprising, or funny bit of narrative. It's already there: the stereotype and the inverted stereotype, the frustration and the showmanship, the transgression and the possibility of forgiveness.
I mean, dam, it's a zen koan of a story. Plus two mungrel dogs.
8/31/2016 11:38:05 am
Absolutely hall-of-fame signage. A team of Hollywood writers couldn't be more vivid surprising succinct hilarious. Gracias!
8/31/2016 04:42:31 pm
Agreed! You're welcome!
9/1/2016 10:33:32 am
Am hoping the American Folk Art Museum will gather the owner/author's sign and your description, and put it all out there for everyone.
9/2/2016 09:03:50 am
Aww. Thanks! Agreed! It's a very good sign.
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