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Sorry We're Open

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 8 March 2011 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Maybe it's just me; but I am always leary about shopping in a store that apologizes for being open....

Pentax K200D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 800 222 mm (35mm equiv.)

sign | humour | sorry

Just got back to civilization and I realized that I did not leave an absence notice. We are on our way to Vancouver Island for our nephew's wedding and will then be continuing to enjoy our camping vacation. We will see you all when we get back on September 15th.



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Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

An excellent capture, beautiful tones and compo for this shot !

8 Mar 2011 7:36am

@Nazzareno: Thank you very much Nazzareno! ;-)

cristoF from montbéliard, France

une belle vitrine ,au couleurs intérréssante!!bien vu!!

8 Mar 2011 8:04am

@cristoF: Merci beaucoup Cristof! ;-))

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent

8 Mar 2011 8:10am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-))

Sam from Chennai, India

A great capture. Well seen, Eric! Lovely. Happy ST :)

8 Mar 2011 8:12am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! Happy ST! ;-)))

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great capture !!!

8 Mar 2011 10:10am

@DowsherVision: Thank you very much DowsherVision! ;-))

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great sense of humor! I like very much this shop and I would enter immediately :))

8 Mar 2011 10:18am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! Yes, it was a very eclectic looking store.... ;-)))

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Must be a big punishment ...:)
Cool find,as usual Eric!
Have a nice ST!

8 Mar 2011 11:55am

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! Happy ST! ;-)))

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very unusual sign!

8 Mar 2011 12:03pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you very much Elena! ;-)))

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

I love these old-time signs. Nowadays all signs are computer generated printed papers.
You have a keen eye for this sort of things.

8 Mar 2011 12:11pm

@dagilmar: Thank you very much Daniel! The secret is being aware of your surroundings...... ;-)))

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Sorry for your credit card...
Excellent!

8 Mar 2011 12:13pm

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! Happy ST! ;-))))

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very funny !

8 Mar 2011 12:45pm

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)))

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Very unusual sign Eric! Great sense of humor! Best regards, Adela

8 Mar 2011 12:59pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-))))

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Yes, It's a pity that be open!, hahaha. Well seen, Eric.

8 Mar 2011 1:07pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)))

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

what do they sorry for ? he he
cool !!!

8 Mar 2011 2:22pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)))

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

um... don't think I'll enter. ;-) Happy ST.

8 Mar 2011 2:27pm

@B. Thomas: ROFL....I had the same reflex response! Thank you very much Barbara! ;-))))

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

It sounds like the perfect place to find a leery fed up salesman who cannot
deal with the public, however makes a great find and photo, I'm sure you
couldn't help yourself but to walk in.

8 Mar 2011 2:52pm

@Phil David Morris: Thank you very much Phil! Yes; however despite what the sign says....the store was closed!! ;-))))

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

I think a little bit schizophrenic inscription. Very funny shot as usual Eric.

8 Mar 2011 3:06pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-))))

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Nice composition and color!

8 Mar 2011 4:25pm

@BBM: Thank you very much BBM! ;-)))

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Enter at own risk LOL. What on earth are they selling?

8 Mar 2011 4:47pm

@Curly: ROFL....one can only surmize! Thank you very much Curly! ;-))))

Franz from Baden, Austria

you have to show some understanding, eric! they are sorry for themselves for being open! they'd much rather be somewhere else ... ;-))

8 Mar 2011 4:55pm

@Franz: ROFL....you may be right Franz! Thank you very much! ;-))))

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

weird! happy st

8 Mar 2011 5:32pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-))))

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Ah, Eric, you have done it again! This is hilarious and really great! A perfect Tuesday item..."Sorry we're closed"...that cracks me up
;-) You are the undisputed master!!

8 Mar 2011 5:33pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! ;-))))

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Hahaha.... wonderful find ! Have a lovely day :)

8 Mar 2011 5:43pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)))))

tataray from france, France

ha ha ... trop bien trouvé ))
Cool..

8 Mar 2011 7:10pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)))))

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Well spotted, great one

8 Mar 2011 7:32pm

@Graham Russon: Thank you very much Graham! ;-))))

Merilee from United States

nice shot and contrast.

8 Mar 2011 10:02pm

@Merilee: Thank you very much Merilee and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon.... ;-))))

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I'd go in just because of that sign haha!

8 Mar 2011 10:45pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Thank you very much Kristen! ;-)))

vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

You are right! How about shopping here?

8 Mar 2011 11:05pm

@vu@granby: Thank you very much Wolfgang! Yes, it inspires about the same amount of confidence! ;-)))))

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Yes, and especially when it say's 'enter at your own risk'. What kind of shop is this...? Don't tell me, I think I know.

9 Mar 2011 12:56am

@Michael: Thank you very much Michael! ROFL....get your mind out of the gutter! It was a very eclectic curio type of store...... ;-))))

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

The owner has a stuffed turtle in the window and part of sign that says "Enter at your own risk". I'd also be leery about going in. Great find Eric...Happy ST!!!

9 Mar 2011 1:19am

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)))))

Satvik from Far far away, United States

That's a rather unusual sign for a business ;) Great capture Eric ! Happy ST

9 Mar 2011 1:45am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! ;-)))))

Becky from los angeles, United States

oh no. Too funny! Great capture!

9 Mar 2011 2:45am

@Becky: Thank you very much Becky! ;-)))))

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The sign says it all ... "ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!" Good sighting! ;D

9 Mar 2011 2:52am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-))))

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Nice capture, Eric - and I'm with you - time to keep moving on...

9 Mar 2011 4:43am

@Stephen Phillips: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's cool! I've never seen this before.

9 Mar 2011 4:50am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)))

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I've always loved that sign. I love a good sense of humor before you even go in! :)

9 Mar 2011 5:06am

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina! Sort of puts you in the right frame of mind..... ;-)))

Sugata from Newark, United States

Ha ha! Excellent find!

10 Mar 2011 4:57am

@Sugata: Thank you very much Sugata! ;-))))

larans from Lund, Sweden

Well seen and a wonderful and cool capture. I like it!

10 Mar 2011 5:22am

@larans: Thank you very much Larans! ;-))))

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Great find, Eric! I'm skeptical about it too and I'm afraid of that turtle :)) Happy ST !

10 Mar 2011 11:36am

@Anne: Thank you very much Anne! Yes, that is an attack turtle!!! ;-))))

k@ from Paris, France

You are so good to find those hilarious stuff, thanks for sharing ;)

11 Mar 2011 12:48pm

@k@: Thank you very much Karine! ;-))))

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Another one of your unique finds...awesome.. sorry we are open..that,s a good one...

11 Mar 2011 1:32pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-))))

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

LOL the interesting things you find! ;)

31 Mar 2011 6:56am

@Magda: Thank you very much Magda! ;-)))