I received the following submission from reader Jessica:
I hope I’m sending this to the right place; your Gmail was the only email link I could find.
Anyway, I just had to take this photo to send to you. This note was posted by management at the off-price retail store I work for. It’s nothing new- once there were signs posted on the sales floor (!!) indicating “clearence” items- but there are so many errors here that I had to document it. I really love the “21nd” and “20st” but I think my favorite parts are the “Ho Hos”- why not add the extra ho?
While it’s clear that this isn’t the kind of sign that would have been submitted to an editor before printing it, and thus should not receive the same criticism of “RUN EASY BOSTON” and similar signs.
But 20st? 21nd? Please bring your holiday spirit we will?!
I’m not even going to get into the Ho Hos!
(Over Christmas, I walked into a room of four girls and one guy and, doing my best Michael Scott impression, yelled out, “Ho, ho, ho, ho — pimp!” And yes, I agonized for several minutes beforehand over whether it would be socially acceptable to say “ho” four times. It bugs me now. I kind of wish I hadn’t said it.)
(For the record, my gmail address on my profile page is, in fact, where to send your submissions.)