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June 9, 2004 12:01 AM

Broken: Albertson's supermarket cart sign

Alexander Passmoore writes:

Here is a picture of a sign so misplaced, it's funny. In the parking lot of an Albertson's supermarket in San Francisco, I looked around for the place to return my shopping cart. Low and behold, I found the sign, but there was a problem. It was squarely on top of the roof. Do they expect me to shoot grappling hooks up there and raise the cart with pulleys? Apparently, there was actually a parking lot up there.


That's great. Of course, if you had to look for the sign then maybe you should not have been shopping there.

Posted by: Funnyman at June 9, 2004 07:54 AM

The correct spelling is "lo" here (not "low").

Also, funnyman makes no sense. Signs are supposed to help people, and if no one needed to look for them, what would be their purpose?

Posted by: aos at June 15, 2004 06:46 AM

its funny and broken because its on the roof. although he said theres a parkinglot on the roof, it cant easily be seen from where the picture was taken... its funny!

Posted by: Gilliam at June 16, 2004 02:15 AM

I think the comment about the parking lot on roof was sarcasm and not really a parking lot up there

Posted by: greystone at June 16, 2004 09:58 AM

I've been to an Albertson's in California that did have a parking lot roof. So I'm inclined to believe that there really was a lot on the roof, the "brokenness" here is making the sign double-sided. But it seems a bit much to ask that they have special one-sided signs just because they're visible from ground level. Would you expect a cart corral at the edge of a parking lot to have a blank side?

Posted by: Mark Gritter at June 16, 2004 07:42 PM

I agree with Gillian. My first thought was the same as grey stone but thinking it over i think Mark Gritter nailed it. And a comment about AOS- leave the grammer corections to the school teachers. The point of language is to comunicate. He did that fine if you understood what he meant. All in All this one is definitely broken and very hilarious. P.S. Love the site

Posted by: Wal*Mart Security at June 24, 2004 03:40 PM

Yes, but misspellings often result in misunderstanding. Are we supposed to accept poor spelling and grammar nowadays? Is it now proper to sound like an idiot whenever you speak or type?

Posted by: Bill at August 11, 2004 03:49 AM

So if there's a parking lot on the roof, what happens if someone lets go of their cart?

Posted by: atomicthumbs at September 15, 2004 04:35 PM


Posted by: at February 21, 2005 04:26 PM

Yep, for your safety and convienience, please climb onto our roof while dragging a shopping cart. Then you may watch as the cart returner attempts to get it down. (Popcorn is located in the snack area)

Posted by: Dave at July 22, 2005 11:12 PM

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