Wednesday, November 13, 2019

PICKLED and BRINED to last forever !

I guess you could call it “gallows humor” but I got a big kick out of this sign. It is promoting a self-storage business and looks quite ordinary until you see it lit up at night ... then the AA jumps out at you ... or at least it does if you are a recovering alcoholic and follow the AA program. Imagine how this business could be used to our advantage.

Self storage facilities lease space to individuals who store all sorts of items in them. What about old Uncle Joe who never seems to be able to stay sober? We could keep him off the street and out of his car if we stored him in one of these handy lockers along with his usual quart a day. He’d never know the difference and we’d be doing the town a favor.

We could also box up our sordid past and put it in an AA self-storage unit labeled “open when needed”. Just knowing it was there could prevent us from going down that road again.

Lastly, I think of the units that are accessed by opening a roll-up metal door, usually about the same size as a one-car garage. What a perfect spot to store that dented and useless old car.  It's a not-so-subtle reminder that what we recalled as the “good old days” were more truthfully “the wreckage of our past”.


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

You got a lot out of that sign. :)

3:57 AM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

It’s good to have a place to store all the wreckage when you’ve dealt with it too.

4:33 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Since it is "self" storage does that mean a sister can't shove you in and lock the door?:))

8:44 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Well said once again, Ginnie.

6:47 AM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

And who said we senior citizens don't have a creative imagination?

4:00 PM  

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