|Photo: A booth at an antique mall, with a sign that reads,"Sale Excludes Antler Earrings"|
Although I have purchased several much-loved items from the Springville Antique Mall, some of my favorite finds aren't for sale. I absolutely love signs that scream, "Welcome to Utah! You aren't in California anymore!" For example, the sign above taught me that earrings can be made out of antlers. Who knew? And apparently they are popular enough that there is no need for a discounted price.
Even better than the antler earrings sign, though, is the sign that begs, "PLEASE test all BB Guns outside! Thank you :-)" It makes me laugh for so many different reasons. Is the seller looking for someone to test all the BB guns, or (as I suspect) are potential buyers advised to not fire inside the store? Would anyone really need to be told that BB guns are for outdoor use only?
The politeness of the sign, and especially the smiley face, are so quintessential Utahn in nature. People are so friendly here. I hope I can maintain a bit of an "outsider's" view, so I can continue to find delight in similar observations.
|Photo: A hand-written sign ("PLEASE test all BB Guns outside! Thank you :-)") taped to a BB gun|