Saturday, October 20, 2007

and when we say "new"


Really new
Originally uploaded by mirthmobile
Spotted this sign getting off of I-94 in Detroit. The mattress is listed as "new" and "in" plastic. I'm guessing that this Pillow-top beauty is actually "in" this person's wet stanky garage next to - rather than "in" - some plastic.

10 comments:

Angie Weid said...

Eeeew! Who knows what the mattress is "in?"

This blog is hysterical.

Jeff said...

Maybe they're trying to make sure we know it's "in" plastic, meaning in a bag, not actually sealed into a single layer of plastic.

Randallrocks said...

EWWWW... lol this blog is great!

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The Andersons said...

oh my- what a great blog idea. seeing quotations marks used incorrectly has always made me "crazy." ha ha!

Rhys B. Cartwright-Jones said...

That's a term of art. "New" means stolen.

Chad A. Hagy said...

This is my new favorite blog. :)

I noticed a couple of these are in Michigan...is that where you're from?

bethany said...

I grew up in Michigan, Brian still lives there.

Sheryl said...

These same signs are all over the place in Baton Rouge, LA. Same price, same quotation marks and all. Interesting...

no way said...

To second Sheryl, we have them in Chicago as well. Why? Where do all these surplus matresses being advertised on expressway exits come from?

Signs&Wonders said...

I see these signs all over West Michigan as well. It just creeps me out because years ago I saw a Dateline or maybe 20-20 show on retailers who add a new cover to a USED mattress and try to sell it as (quotation marks ARE intentional this time!) "new".

That, plus the ongoing bedbug epidemic, is quite enough to make me squirm everytime I see one of these signs, even if they DON'T have quotation marks in the wrong place!