6/26/08

LEMONADE - 25 cents.

I had to have a little work done on the car the other day, and as a result I worked the first half of the morning from the waiting room at the Honda dealership. I love you, WiFi.

On my way back to work, I was sitting at a light and noticed the most awesome sign ever:



As I've said before, anything that close to the road is garbage.

(And remember, every time you click here, an angel gets her table back.)

37 comments:

  1. That's awesome. I'm putting out an old table to be taken away tomorrow --every time someone stops by it, I should try to sell them some lemonade too.

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  2. Ok, I find that funny on so many different levels.

    Who needed a table that badly?
    Will they see the sign?
    Would they bring it back?
    Do they really expect to bring it back?

    They should bring it back, but only give it in exchange for a glass of lemonade.

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  3. Tis reminds me a bit of when my grandfather shot the neighor's dog for crapping in his yard. they put up a sign that said, "Dog killer Lives Here. Give us a new dog and we'll take down the sign." I wasn't sure if I should be troubled that my Grandpa killed their dog, or that they felt it could be replaced so easily.

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  4. This is the best ad for a lemonade stand EVER. You know people are just going to be driving by, looking to see if it got brought back. And then they'll all buy lemonade & everyone will live happily ever after. I wish I lived in a small town.

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  5. Maybe the trash people took it.
    They took my husband's chain saw once and it wasn't trash...long story.
    Do you drive by there often, JV, cause I would be interesting in knowing if the table ever gets returned. And if it does, you need to go by some lemonade.

    PS, I say "I love you wifi" all the time and I don't even have a job.

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  6. OMG! They stole a little kids table! Who the hell steals a table?

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  7. i think i bought the said table at a garage sale, no wonder it was sticky...

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  8. Someone needs to take the sign to see what happens next.

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  9. Reminds me of my favourite sign. I found brilliant sign asking for witnesses to a road accident back in 2004.

    The sign stayed there for weeks which made it all the more stupid.

    Check it out. http://rodneyolsen.net/2004/04/a-sign-of-the-times.html

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  10. The people in my town are just as naive. Except my neighbors are probably more stupid. I saw a sign for a "Grage Sail" the other day.

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  11. Fergitaboot the lemonade stand… I’m this far >< from being a computer dodo – I’m in awe of the photoshop recreation.

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  12. ok, johnny, i know you took it.

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  13. This is hilarious. Comments are awesome also. I love the idea of taking the sign to see what happens next...

    Hey, the sign was close to the road!

    Geek, where was that? I'm in the market for a Grage Sail. I tore a hole in mine last week.

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  14. I love that they took the initiative to build a massive table-sized sign, asking for the return of the table itself...but didn't have the wherewithall to turn the massive table-sized sign into a new lemonade stand.

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  15. BTW Johnny, great line in the humor-blogs tag. I clicked, so hopefully the table gets returned.

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  16. I guess this means I need a little break from 'people' today, but my first reaction was "I think I'd like to set the sign on fire." Fortunately I'm a little too far south in the Twin Tiers to bother.

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  17. I personally want to meet Fallon's grandpa.

    No, seriously. But that might because Fallon is a friend of mine.

    I had no idea she was a JV addict like me until this moment. I try not to talk to her about it since she's better friends with my boss.

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  18. I can laugh because I know scavengers who would take the table. The only reason my boyfriend wouldn't take the table is he couldn't carry it on his bike. It's the underground economy that we all need to survive these days.

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  19. I think they would definitely return the table if they could "read" what the sign.

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  20. A lemonade stand teaches young kids about commerce. Leaving things at the curb teaches kids that people think you're throwing those things away.

    Lesson learned.

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  21. What next? Stealing candy from a baby?

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  22. Anonymous1:34 PM

    I had the recycling truck pick up my recycling bin that was beside the curb, plus they walked all the way up to my house and took the bin that I had filled with my kids balls and bike helmets. Maybe the trash truck really did take it!

    Sarah

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  23. My wife took that shit! She is the biggest trash picker it bothers me so bad! Off the subject though I was thinking about chicken wings and then I thought of the best chicken wings ever that are in Sackets Harbor up there near Watertown, they have them at the Sacket Harbor Smokehouse, so if you haven't been there you should scoot down there and try some, they are the best.

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  24. I wonder if they had to drink a lot of lemonade before they could take the table. Were the empty cups and Lemonade jug found on the front lawn? This needs a follow up.

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  25. round about these parts, ANYTHING on the curb, is free for the taking. People cruise about and pick up stuff. My father in law, but out some nasty carpet once that the cat had been peeing on for a few years. Some spanish dude unrolled it, rolled it back up and TOOK IT. Why wait for trash-day!!!

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  26. Hey Johnny - I just tried to email you and it got kicked back to me for some reason. Can you please give me a shout when you read this? Thanks -

    Oh, and for God's sakes - just give the little girl back her table!

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  27. Hup, I stood outside and shouted "HUUUUUUUUP!" until the neighbors complained, but I got nothing. My email address is johnnyvirgil@myway.com if you want to try again. Or post your e-mail address.

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  28. how do we know what you're saying is true when YOU made that sign???

    i need a photo of the real one if i'm going to believe you

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  29. You don't have to believe me. I'm ok with that. You did make me laugh though. I find it pretty hilarious that you picked THIS post to make your stand of disbelief. Have you looked around here at all? Because there's a LOT of shit that is more unbelievable than that. All that being said, in the immortal words of the redneck talking about the flying saucer "I know'd what I done seen."

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  30. I disagree! If it is still on the lawn, leave it alone. If it's on the curb/in the street, THEN it's fair game.

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  31. Manager Mom, Tell that to the people in my old neighborhood. There, if it was OUTSIDE and not chained down it was "free." I think the problem is one of interpretation and scope creep on the part of the garbage picker. what if one leg of the table is in the street? What if no legs are in the street, but it's on the edge and it just happens to be garbage day?

    So many questions.

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  32. That is the most pitiful sign ever and I totally believe it was real. I guarantee you if I put a table out in front of the house and went in for just a minute I'd come out and it would be gone.

    And the redneck UFO comment was great. I'm working on a post/ video about rednecks seeing UFOs as we speak but I cant seem to get it done. Maybe we should collaborate.

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  33. to be honest, i don't come here (very) often enough.

    maybe i think i'm better than you? - likely, i think i'm better than everyone

    maybe i don't find you funny? - irrelevant. i traipse blogs at work, so i'm always looking for more

    maybe i sometimes don't bother reading long posts? - very, very true. i'm lazy.

    maybe i couldn't think of anything better to comment on this post? __________

    maybe your disinterest in urinals turned me off a little? you know, made me sad in the pants.

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  34. Midlife Slices10:26 PM

    I've never grasped the "take it free if it's by the curb" bit. Why not put a sign on it if it's free or just throw it away and let someone retrieve it from the dumpster? Maybe it's because I live in a town of 25 no one would be caught dead taking someone elses "stuff" from the curb. :)

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  35. This reminds me of the time my brother (whom I no longer claim, due to this incident!) saw a chair with a sign on it that said "free." Next to the chair was a riding lawn mower with the key in it. He tried the mower and it worked, and he said "Wow! I could use this!" I said the mower isn't free - the CHAIR is!! He said "No, it must be the mower because it has the key in it." I knocked on the door but no one was home. And he went home and got his truck and came back and loaded up the mower. I still to this day think he stole that mower.....

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