Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy 5005!!

I was in the grocery store yesterday when I came across this display, created from cases of soda. I didn't know what the orange thing on top was - I thought it was supposed to be some sort of starburst for New Year's Eve, it was only later did I realize it was a basketball.

I stood there looking at it because it just wasn't right. I squinted thinking I would be able to see it better, that it'd be easier to make the colors into whatever it was supposed to be.

I thought I was seeing two-zero-zero-two. 2002? That's not right, I said to myself, I must be reading it wrong.

So I stepped back, shook my head as if to clear what I was seeing, and looked again. It did say 2002. Seriously?? That's when I heard the woman bagging groceries say to the cashier standing beside her, "Looks like she likes it."

I turned toward her, caught her eye, and she said to me, "Isn't it great?"

"Uh, yeah. But it would be even greater if it said 2012, instead of 2002." I said.

She looked confused, then looked at it for a long time and said, "Oh. It does say 2002, doesn't it?"

"Yep." I said.

We then both walked in the direction of the structure and she went over to the guys who were behind it, adding more soda cases to it and said, "You have to do it again guys - it says 2002."

Which means this was the second (or third, or fourth, who knows) time they were doing it and it was still wrong. They didn't look very happy.

The best part? From the other side, it said 5005.

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Gil said...

Looks like the stock girls and boys might have had a few toooo many Bud Lights!!!!!

tucsoncordovas said...

With the basketball, wasn't it supposed to say SUNS on the other side?

Gil said...

Maybe that is when the last year they won a championship?

The Daily Rant said...

TucsonCordovas: Yes, I suppose you're right, if you want to look at it like that, I suppose it could say "SUNS" since the two zeroes were not closed at the top or bottom with a solid line of color. But that still leaves the front saying 2002. Which makes no sense. Good eye, though. :)

Gil: I care nothing about sports - which is probably why it didn't occur to me that a) it was a basketball or b) it could have sans SUNS. LOL