Saturday, August 02, 2008

Another sign that amuses me

This sign (and other identical ones) grace the parking lot of the Charlottetown Canadian Tire, a department store of sorts that sells automotive goods, assorted electrical, plumbing, sports and household goods amongst other things.

What amuses me about these signs is not the signs themselves but that they are necessary to keep people from carrying out work on their cars in the parking lot. Because people would otherwise (and I'm sure some fellas still try to get away with it). Maybe such incidents are encouraged by Canadian Tire's offers of rebates on certain automotive parts if you bring your old one in (to be refurbished and sold again), as it would save you a second trip to the store and town if you could change the part right there and then.

Still, I think it says something about our culture that a fellow will go into the store, buy some motor oil and a filter and then want to do his oil change in the parking lot. I'm not sure what it says about our culture, but it's a statement of some sort for sure.

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