This sign makes no sense

No offense, but I subscribe to Netflix.
The folks at Tracyton Market have been nothing but kind to me, offering decent discounts on delicious diet sodas. Nonetheless, I have to call them out for this sign, because I have no idea what the store owners are trying to say.

Is it that this really has “all” movies all the time? I seriously doubt that. You want to prove me wrong? Try to check out “Plan 9 from Outer Space” and the foreign film “The Revolt of Job,” to test that idea.

OK, so the notion of “all movies” might be silly of me to suggest, but I still don’t get it. Do some places let you rent certain movies only at certain times? I’ve never found that to be the case. If a video store was open and the video was in stock, they let you have it. That’s how video stores work. It’s not like those weasels at McDonald’s, who only serve you the greatest breakfast sandwich of all time (The Sausage McMuffin) during “breakfast” hours.

If you go into any video store and find “The Breakfast Club” or “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” even well after noon, they let you rent it. You can rent movies at hours when you can’t buy beer, but “Strange Brew” is not prohibited ever, even after 2 a.m.

I could have asked the owners of the store what they meant by this, but that would have required real reporting, something I wasn’t willing to do for a piece designed to highlight a sign that doesn’t make sense. If they want to call me and explain, I will listen.

And this sign isn’t going to stop me from stopping by sometimes when I take the road less traveled between Silverdale and Bremerton.

Seriously, they’re nice folks.

2 thoughts on “This sign makes no sense

  1. Maybe you could point out the signage to the store employees, Steven. It used to state that all movies were 99 cents, every day. Maybe they haven’t noticed that some of the symbols are missing from the sign. (Or maybe they actually DO have EVERY movie ever made now!!)

  2. @Mark,

    Now that would spoil everything. Tell you what. If I go in there in the next little bit I’ll talk to the owners about it. But finding funny signs in the area is one of the things we enjoy doing here. Usually I do it to poke fun at Port Orchard, but I’ve been scarce over there lately.

    Steven Gardner
    Kitsap Sun

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