May 02

Captain Caution Tape


I swear I didn’t do this.  I promise.

You all remember a month or so ago?  We tried to stop at this Antique Shop on Meeting Street…. and the owner was… well….  not quite interested in our business.

Since the time of that post, I have received several comments, and emails. Many of those have contained suggestions.  Yes.  Fine readers, acquaintances, and friends have given us recommendations for possible actions we might take.

Recently, my brother visited here from Seattle, Washington.  He thought it might be a good idea to make several signs which we could easily attach to the front door.  The signs would be the exact size of the current note … which says…. (sort of) … “ONLY RING THIS BELL YOU HORRIBLE PEOPLE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THIS DOOR.  AND ONLY RING IT IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT BUYING SOMETHING.”

At any rate, my brother thought some possibilities for the new sign might read… “50% OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE. RING BELL FOR SERVICE.”  Or another one might read…“PLEASE RING BELL REPEATEDLY UNTIL SOMEONE COMES TO DOOR.”  Or something like….“KNOCK LOUDLY. RING BELL.  TOURIST APPRECIATION DAY.  BUY ONE ITEM, GET TWO FREE.”

And then every day we would tape a new sign to the door.

Boy oh boy. Did we ever get a laugh out of this postulation.

So then…  this morning….

I ate breakfast at TOAST.   On my way home… THIS is what I spy.  Someone has affixed CAUTION TAPE across the front of the doorway with duct tape.  I almost peed my pants laughing.

Again, I swear on the Holy Monkey Tree that this is NOT my handiwork.  I wish I would  could take the credit for this one.  But someone else thought this up.

So to the Caution Tape Bandit….   I love you.  You, your roll of caution tape, and duct tape.

And here is the thing.  It is so very nice to know there are  Super Heroes in our very midst….

Although Mother Teresa may not agree with our shenanigans….  she did have this to say…. at one time or another:

“What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

Do something wonderful today.  It may be small… but even still… it will still be of Super Hero Proportions.