I entered the store that surrounded me with tools, pipes, chains, machines, and crabby old men working behind the cash register. As luck would have it, there was a queue for the post office. With two people in front of me, I had a few minutes to look around at the interesting items that lined the walls of the store. I saw red and the sign. I pulled my camera from my purse and snapped this photo. I must mention that I received a rather strange almost nasty look from the gentleman behind the cash register.
This sign reads:
AHH HUMM...EXCUSE ME......
I PREFER NOT TO;
INTERRUPT YOUR CELL PHONE CONVERSATION,
HEAR YOUR PERSONAL BUSINESS, NOR
COMPETE WITH A PHONE FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
THEREFORE, WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED WITH YOUR
CALL, I'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO WAIT ON YOU!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION!
The queue moves toward the postal window and another sign (I wasn't comfortable taking another photo after the last look I received) was posted. It said something to the effect; No cell phone usage near the postal window. It slows down the computer and equipment used. My turn comes and while the gentleman is waiting on me - MY CELL PHONE RINGS! I didn't answer :-))
I realize some folks will agree with the message that this store was sending out. As I walked out the door of this independently owned hardware store, I knew that next time I needed to mail something I would drive the extra miles and use the United States Post Office, where all I would see is wanted posters.