Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cognitive Dissonance

Destinations Cyclery, where i worked during the 90s, was situated in a little strip-mall in Parker.  Like all strip-mall owners, the landlord was concerned about liability in the parking lot and on the walks.

So, like many retail property owners, he posted up signs on the building:

NO
 SKATEBOARDING,
ROLLERBLADING,
OR
BICYCLING

The sign was screwed to the wall right where we lined up the used bikes and on-sale bikes every day.  And, of course, when we started selling skateboards, and renting rollerblades, it was right where we let people try them out.

Too bad the sign didn't mention paintball, because I'm sure we would have set up a target range there, if it had...

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2 comments:

  1. Did the owner ever connect the pieces together between the sign and the principle businesses of his tenant?

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As always, sorry about the word verification. It's a necessary evil, unfortunately.