Many years ago, we were on a road trip around Cape Breton – I just remembered the lobster rolls and clam chowder, it must be lunch time. Anyway, I saw a sign in the window of a jewellery store in North Sydney. It was professionally produced, printed with bright colours. It read “Ears Pierced While You Wait”. The first thing I thought was “No thanks, I’ll pick them up on my way home”.
Last summer, we were wandering around the area – in the Hills of Headwaters, not Cape Breton. We turned right at the south end of Erin’s downtown, parked, and took a little walk. Crossing the bridge over the river that runs south from town, this sign was set on a concrete block set right into the water, facing the bridge:
and all I could think of was, “______?”
What’s it trying to say?
On the same subject (ice cream, not signs), if you’re in Toronto and want to enjoy the city’s best ice cream, go to Ed’s Real Scoop – on Queen East at Logan, Queen East at Beech, and now open on Roncesvalles.