May 13

My very funny True Value

The True Value Hardware (Triangle True Value, as it were) has quite the sense of humor, it turns out, though I didn’t discover this until recently.

They have one of those tall lighted signs in front of the building with space on both sides for the stick-on lettering.  The one side I normally see (the sign you’d see if you were west-bound) always has some “normal” content like “Pansies: 6 for 2.00”.

Recently I’ve had occasion to see the other (eastbound traffic) side (which we see going from yoga to Chick-fil-a …yes, fast food is allowed — nay, even encouraged! (by me, anyway) — after yoga) and … it’s *hilarious*!

This week’s message:

miracle gro
clippers 4 your toe
garden hoe
step in

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2004/05/13/my-very-funny-true-value/


  1. jklgoduke

    Is this the one on 54 near us? I see it all the time and it’s always a different 3-line rhyme. Definitely a hoot!

    1. gina


      Sure is (though I didn’t know you lived near me — where are you? I’m off of Carpenter Fletcher in between 55 and Barbee)…

      1. jklgoduke

        Re: agreement

        We’re off Grandale between Barbee and Sedwick. Not too far away at all. Wanna do lunch sometime?

        1. gina

          That would be swell — what’s your schedule like?

          1. jklgoduke

            Well, Tuesday and Wednesday I’m at the Parkwood library in the morning for Toddler stuff – so either one would work well if the area around 54/55 is OK (or say something like Sarah’s Empanadas at 55/Sedwick). Mondays and Fridays I don’t have any regular activities, so I could make any place/time work with advance notice. Regardless, of course, I’ll be accompanied by a talkative almost-3-year-old. What would work for you?

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