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Monday, May 23, 2011

What's Wrong with this Sign?

While shopping at the local Marshall's store, I found this...



Do you see anything wrong with the sign? 

It took 5 employees...including the store manager...before someone recognized the mistake. And that "someone" was a kindergarten teacher who was standing in line to check out.

I got the sign for 25% off the sale price! 
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(The sign should read:  "If you're not barefoot, THEN you're overdressed"

Grammar counts!!!
Jane

17 comments:

{ L } said...

Then! Yes! I saw it too lol. Yay. Those little things drive me crazy. Good spot. ;) Also, thank you, thank you for your ideas with your last email. I am doing a fiesta just like YOU for sure. I'm excited about it. I will keep you posted.

Shellbelle said...

A "sign" of our times and our educational system.

I think they should have given you the sign and a gold star for spotting the error!

Alicia said...

Hahaha, I had to read it a few times, but I knew there was something wrong and I HAD to find it. That's great!

Beach House Living said...

I always mess up the then and than.

Kaybe said...

Way to bargain!

jmac said...

I saw it immediately!! But then I used to be a school teacher too!! It's in our blood to recognize stuff like that...but the bargaining? well, oh my....that's learned! and all of us junkers know it well!! hahahahaha....good job!

Kirsty said...

hahaha nice one

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Wuhu..., I saw that instantly. And English isn't even my native language!

wordpress developers for hire said...

bare foot and over dressed...... Whats the relationship? I don't think any connection between them.

classic • casual • home said...

Good one. Where are you going to put the sign? Typos pop out at me all the time.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I saw it immediately, but I am a former English teacher...spell check must have been busted.....

Ms. Bake-it said...

Funny, but sad! I recently had lunch at a restaurant that had their specials posted on a chalkboard sign - it had two errors on it. I wrote the errors on a napkin and handed it to the server. Within moments someone corrected the sign.

So, my artistic friend, what are you going to do with your new sign?

~ Tracy

Maria Killam said...

I need that for my house!!
Love it!
x
Maria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I can't believe that, Jane! It always amazes me when things like that happen. I have a little tea for one pot (a gift) that has a quote about entertaining angels, and they got the quote wrong on it. I'd have to see it to remember, but it was a similar gaffe as the one above.

I'm late visiting from my post last week (still recuperating from that old injury which has kicked up again), but despite my tardiness, I still wanted to thank you for your sweet comments. I appreciate them and you more than you know.

XO,

Sheila

Deanna said...

oops...i guess it's my kansas slang, but i didn't see the error!
Haha

God Bless,
d

Christina said...

I think that sign is a case of "many will see and few will notice"

Dodi Kellerman said...

I actually bought this same sign, I did not realize the mistake until the very second it was put on the wall and it jumped out at me. I returned it, all the others had the same mistake. I thought about fixing it but decided it would look bad. 4 employees did not see what I was talking about when i got there.