Tuesday, November 10, 2009

To make a long story short...

Here's a picture I took with my Blackberry of a sign in a store window on University Ave in Toronto, listing the store's new operating hours.
The economic downturn takes its toll on a Toronto store

It says:
Monday: 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
As badly as I feel for the business owner that things are going that poorly, I couldn't help but laugh, thinking about how much easier it would have been to say:
Monday: 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday-Sunday: Closed
The way they wrote it, you keep reading, hoping for better news later in the week, but just get disapointed.
On second thought, if you are paying rent for a retail space at University and College, and things are so bad that you are only open one day a week, maybe you would be smarter to make the sign say:
"Closed. Space for Rent"

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