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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Signs - Must be 18 or Older!


I saw this sign while I was home visiting for the holidays. It was on the window of a drive-thru cigarette shop available at a gas station. I was trying to be inconspicuous when taking the shot (from the passenger seat) because I didn't want the people inside the store to think I was "casing" the joint! They had recently been robbed and the owner badly beaten. So this photo isn't the greatest, but it gets the point across. Besides, I was making my sister very nervous because she is a frequent shopper at this place!

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20 comments:

Lesley said...

The sign is good for a laugh. But, I am sorry about the robbery and beating.

Halcyon said...

Thanks for catching it for us! I like this sign. If only people never started smoking at all.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Sorry about the owner. I do like their approach with the sign, however.

My sign is on my Drive-By Photos blog today.

Brian Miller said...

yikes on the owner....not cool at all...intersting sign...wonder if someone tried the note from mom...lol

Country Gal said...

Funny sign ! A shame about the owner ! Have a good day !

RedPat said...

Good catch Pat! Glad you like my sign for the day - I thought you would.

labbie1 said...

Hehe! I get this picture of you slyly pulling out the camera and reaching over--CLICK!!! Move it sis! LOL

Do you think parents still try to send their kids in to buy cigarettes, etc for them?

Sorry to hear about the owner! People can be so stupid!

Eva Gallant said...

Great sign. I never seem to run across the humorous signs that you do. I'll keep looking, though.

VioletSky said...

I do remember when I was young (we'll say more than 40 years ago, but shhh, don't tell) my mother was sick with something and she would write a note for me to buy her cigarettes if I went to the corner store for her! The owners knew us well enough, but still...
and I never took up smoking.

Ebie said...

Note from Mommy won't cut it, is just so hilarious.

Hehehe, too, I love your comment on my post, and I was thinking the same think when I was taking Venus' photo.

NixBlog said...

Yes, good capture. It's awful that small store owners have to contend with robberies like that, especially after working hard and being there all hours...

Jeannelle said...

This fifty-something grandma got ID'd when buying a bottle of wine recently. Seemed weird but must be the law now or something.

EG Wow said...

It's very good to make it hard for young people to buy cigarettes.

Dianne said...

a note from mommy! funny

I think the shot came out fine
I do undercover photography too :)

Genie said...

This is a great find...I love it. Very cleverly put. You certainly get the message without any confusion. genie

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

too funny - in a sad way.

The Bipolar Diva said...

that's awesome! I wonder how many "notes from mommy" my kids tried to pass when they were teenagers?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Picture is fine -- sad about the robbery. I remember a zillion years ago being sent to the store with a list and note and picking up a pack of cigarettes along with a loaf of bread or milk or whatever for my mom. Back then we might not have even needed a note. Thank Goodness that's changed.

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Sad that there has to be a sign up period but it is rather funny. Sorry about the robbery and beating.

Hope you had a grand time!

Lynda said...

The sign is good. I hope the owner is or has recovered well and that the robber was caught and punished.