Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Energizer Burny

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First thing I did was arrange the letters on our sign to say;

Then I hung a sign on our bulletin board;
[TEARABLE PUNS] with little perforated slips at the bottom reading [pun].
I've had to replace it twice now because people want them for some reason.

The latest one I want to do is a clear plastic jar full of different batteries next to the merchandise in the office that reads;

It makes me schnarfle.

...but then I was joking with my wife about how our batteries seem to keep finding themselves new homes every time we make another city run so we could just open all the packages and dump them all into the battery pun-jar which nobody is ever going to take a battery from, and we will always know where they are and never lose any of them again... ever!... and I actually considered it for a second there.

...and then I wondered, what are the odds of those live ends of those fully charged batteries making random connections, depending on how they're shaken, overheating and then spontaneously combusting, just because it would be a monumentally stupid thing to do?


Do we need new warning labels on batteries for pun addicts?

Tell me I'm not the bucket-of-fresh-batteries burning your house down poster child.


       1. Yes it's a real risk.   

       2. People like me will throw more dead batteries into your pot, or will take the lot away and dump them in the recycling, just to be helpful.
pocmloc, Aug 28 2022


       I often (and randomly) add "Please be sure to let me know if you do not receive this" to my email replies.   

       And please let me know if this idea doesn't reach you.
Canuck, Aug 28 2022

       [+], I love the idea of joke signs. "What are you lookin' at?", "Important message", "Think for yourself, don't do what this sign tells you to do."   

       Art yo.
doctorremulac3, Aug 28 2022

       Do not read this annotation
pocmloc, Aug 28 2022

       I didn't.
doctorremulac3, Aug 28 2022

       As soon as new lettering arrives I plan to change our main sign to read:   


doctorremulac3, Aug 28 2022

       I will happily pay you on Tuesday for a room today.
21 Quest, Aug 28 2022

       [2 fries shy of a happy meal]; your "price list" could be chaotic; 2 nights cheaper than 2 x 1 night, but 3 nights more expensive than 3 x 1 night, then 4 nights cheaper than 4 x 1 night but more expensive than 2 x 2 nights (or something along those lines). People smart enough to work it out can get things cheaper than people who just "follow the list".
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 28 2022

       No no. Stay for one night but pay for three nights. Second night is free.   

       No way to misread that and I wouldn't let anybody take me up on it anyway.
I am however interested in how many people try to.

       + This is good. Folks should add more croissants here and be bun addicts.
xandram, Sep 02 2022

       Bernie Sanders approves of this message.
RayfordSteele, Sep 03 2022

       Shouldn't that be BURNY Sanders?
Canuck, Sep 03 2022


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