August 23, 2011

"Sorry We're Closed!"

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Something about that exclamation point makes me feel that they're not sorry at all.

Enlarge to read:
No Pets
Shoes, Shirt
Required
Well, then! Let's go in topless and barefoot. If and when they're open.

Just another sign in Leadville, Colorado. Photographed on August 4th.

You can talk about anything you damn well like in the comments.

42 comments:

Meade said...

"Well, then! Let's go in topless and barefoot."

With poodles?

Random Arrow said...

Poddles nothing, it's when you see that sign on your girlfriend at Texas A.M. that you start to feel a little ... cramped ...

chickenlittle said...

I like the ensconced light bulbs.

Fluorescent Hg or incandescent W in Pbville?

Tom said...

Hey! We're not only closed, we're FORECLOSED!

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/115-E-7th-St_Leadville_CO_80461_M18126-70244

Carol_Herman said...

No summer trade?

There weren't many cars on the road TO this place.

Could that be a clue why a store would be closed?

The paint on the doorway's fresh. The windows are spanking clean.

When is it considered "winter" in Colorado?

Scott M said...

baltimization...

Lem said...

You can talk about anything you damn well like in the comments.

I dont want to!

Carol_Herman said...

Foreclosed? Well, the realtor is happy you stopped by.

Alas, things are bad for businesses when Americans stop traveling by road.

Route 66 used to be bumper to bumper during the summer, too. From the East Coast all the way out West. When Eisenhower wrote the freeways into law ... even back then ... some businesses faced trouble.

Carol_Herman said...

... Including the Berma Shave signs.

Tom said...

Wow I went back to the link and looked through all the photos...There is a microbrewery in there!

edutcher said...

Of course, if you did go in topless, they wouldn't bat an eye.

"You can talk about anything you damn well like in the comments."

Ooohhh, attitude!

Meade said...

"Well, then! Let's go in topless and barefoot."

With poodles?


Irene?

PS I have a feeling it may be anger they're expressing.

Maybe Little Zero's inflation of gas prices has killed their trade.

Henry said...

Sorry, we're closed

Nothing $100 billion can't fix. And for another $100 billion they'll open next week too.

Valentine Smith said...

Big-time tremors in Brooklyn. Last time I felt this there was a quake up in Canada. Building swayed for a good minute.

Lem said...

We just felt a small earthquake here in Rutherford.

I went outside people felt it there too.

gerry said...

I wonder if there is anyplace that requires pets to enter.

Amartel said...

I'm picturing a Chevy Chase v. Marty the Moose at Wally World moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEbz6kvnQDA

Nonapod said...

People use exclamation points far to liberally in general!

Irene said...

Poodles are very well behaved in public places.

Poppy, the ten-week old, strolled on the Verona sidewalk with Mr. Irene while I shopped at Miller and Son's. She caught the eye of many admirers.

She went shopping after her first lesson at Puppy Kindergarten.

Lem said...

We shook for about 20 seconds.

..should I put an exclamation point on that?

Drudge confirms.

Triangle Man said...

I see Facebook reports of a mag 5.8 earthquake in Mineral, VA, but nothing on IRIS yet. The USGS website is Slashdotted.

jimbino said...

It's illegal in Colorado for a public joint to post a sign to the effect of:

"We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason."

Interesting.

Lem said...

The Capitol is being evacuated.

Triangle Man said...

Was able to get through finally. USGS is reportinga magnitude 5.9 earthquake with an epicenter located 1km deep and 6 km SSE of Louisa, VA.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

This Woodstock post made me think of a few commenters here.

wv: retaxia. The disease that makes politicians want to tax ya again.

LarsPorsena said...

Signs at the beach in the Carolinas...

No shoes
No shirt
No service...

Scott M said...

37.975°N, 77.969°W

The epicenter. You can plug it right into googlemaps and see the satellite shot. Anyone else think that looks like a giant bear rug?

Palladian said...

UM EARTHQUAKE? That was scary as hell here in NYC!

Curious George said...

"Something about that exclamation point makes me feel that they're not sorry at all."

Actually, it conveys anger and permanency to me. As does the tape.

The Marxist Farmer said...

THE "NEXT!Hole"
THAT'S WHAT THE CALL THAT TROLL
THEY CALL ME THE CAPS LOCK SCREAMER
DESTROY CAPITALISM
I TRIED TYPING IN THE CODE BUT FROGOT I STILL HAD CAPS LOCK ON

Tom said...

No Shirt
No Shoes
No Dice

whose got the beacoup dollares today?

http://youtu.be/k2NaHBVVYzY

edutcher said...

Irene said...

Poodles are very well behaved in public places.

Poppy, the ten-week old, strolled on the Verona sidewalk with Mr. Irene while I shopped at Miller and Son's. She caught the eye of many admirers.

She went shopping after her first lesson at Puppy Kindergarten.


I thought you had left Puerto Rico and were headed for the Carolinas.

PS Sounds like Poppy could give lessons to our pups.

Ref, ref.

Valentine Smith said...

So buildings were evacuated all over Manhattan. Government buildings for sure. Then they're telling people to get away from the buildings. In Manhattan. How do you get away from buildings in Manhattan?

I hear there's a fault line right under City Hall.

One can hope, no?

Irene said...

edutcher, I left the Carolinas in 1990. Seriously (after Hurricane Hugo).

MB said...

The way I read it, "No pet shoes, shirt required" means if your pet doesn't have shoes, it needs a shirt.

Heart_Collector said...

It means someones taking a shit.

edutcher said...

Irene said...

edutcher, I left the Carolinas in 1990. Seriously (after Hurricane Hugo).

And here I thought you had come storming back.

Ha, ha.

The Blonde took Sherlock to the dog park and he decides to chase a squirrel up a tree, at which point the squirrel beans him with a nut.

And they talk about sweets to the sweet...

AllenS said...

Remember the cute little restaurant that you two ate at, in New Richmond? They are also closed.

Pastafarian said...

"Let's go in topless and barefoot."

You're twisting their words. I demand that you retract this post!!!11!

ndspinelli said...

A famous burger bar in Ocean Beach, Ca.[Hodads] has a sign, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem.

DaveW said...

At least they're not requiring pants.

ironrailsironweights said...

Let's go in topless and barefoot.

What with the proliferation of cell phone cameras I would recommend against the topless part. While the University of Wisconsin may be a tolerant institution, they probably would not appreciate seeing one of their law professors in Voyeurweb.

Peter

Trooper York said...

Sunday night these two Russian mooks where walking their puppy when he stops in the middle of the sidewalk and the dog starts to take a shit right in front of my door. I come out and the guy sees me and starts to pick it up. But it was a wet hot shit and it was smeared all over the sidewalk. His stupid plastic fucking bag didn't come close to picking it up.

I go "What the fuck curbing your dog means going to the curb not the middle of my sidewalk so people can step in it and drag it in my door."

He goes "Hey what can I do the dog did not me"

"Drag the dog to the curb before he shits on my sidewalk."

We were just about to get into a fist fight and I was gonna see if I could stuff the dog up his fuckin Russian fuckin ass. My wife came out to pull away and his buddy was a peacemaker who got some paper towels and tried to clean it up but did a shit job as it were. I didn't get a chance to beat down his motherfuckin Russian ass and had to get bleach and clean it myself.

People don't have respect for your business.

They think who the fuck they are.

It is little enough to wear a shirt and shoes in a fuckin restaurant. Nobody wants to see you freaking hairy gut or Hobbit feet while they are eating their eggs.

Show some freakin respect for the small businessman.