Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Some Assembly Required

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Some Assembly Required

Jim spotted this confusing sign at a Fry’s store in Campbell, Calif. On a display of compact fluorescent light bulbs, the store helpfully notes that some assembly is required. “Is it safe to assemble your own fluorescent light bulbs?” he wrote. “I mean with the dangerous mercury vapor and all?”

Punishing Customers For Buying More: Now Worldwide

Punishing Customers For Buying More: Now Worldwide

Theoretically, if you buy more of something, you should pay less per item, or per unit. That’s the entire point of buying things in bulk. Right? Not necessarily. To confuse the logical part of your brain this fine morning, here’s a collection of instances where customers pay more when they buy more.

Better Bring Some Wire Clippers With You When You Shop At This Walmart

Better Bring Some Wire Clippers With You When You Shop At This Walmart

You’ll need them to cut off the right amount of penny at the cash register. Or, we suppose you could add something to your cart that includes 6/10 of a penny to even it all out—but that’s how they get you, with those “even penny” purchases. (Thanks to Amanda!)

This Blockbuster Has Pretty Much Given Up

This Blockbuster Has Pretty Much Given Up

(Thanks to Jess!)

This Discount Store Enjoys Messing With Its Customers' Minds

This Discount Store Enjoys Messing With Its Customers' Minds

Shelley just sent us this photo of a store she saw in New Jersey this afternoon. We particularly like that the neon signs in the window are just as contradictory as the roof signs. It’s like a decorating theme.

Target Is Losing Its Mind

Target Is Losing Its Mind

Taken with yesterday’s sign denying its own existence, we are worried that Target, or at least its labelmakers, might be having some kind of existential crisis. You’re freaking us out, Target. Thanks, Caitlin!

Target Shelf Tag: This Is Not A Sign

Target Shelf Tag: This Is Not A Sign

Fear not, art history majors. René Magritte is alive and well and working at Target in Chicago. Reader Cecil spotted this shelf tag last week underneath some soda bottles. Clearly someone either wasn’t reading the signs, or needs to drink more soda. (click to view full-size image)

This Coffee Shop Has A Lot Of Rules

This Coffee Shop Has A Lot Of Rules

Little-known fact: some coffee shops can be havens of passive-aggressive behavior. Reader Paul discovered what might be the most passive-aggressive coffee shop we’ve ever seen, and he’d like to share its dysfunction with the world.

Probably At 4 Cookies The Real Savings Kicks In

Probably At 4 Cookies The Real Savings Kicks In

Edward found this sign at a Subway shop in NYC. We appreciate that they’re doing the addition for us.

American Apparel Has Gone Too Far

American Apparel Has Gone Too Far

Home Depot Begs You Not To Leave The Store Because Of Their Crappy Service

Home Depot Begs You Not To Leave The Store Because Of Their Crappy Service

Reader Shawn submits this photo that he took at Home Depot. The sign begs you not to leave the store if you’ve experienced bad customer service

This Bank Of America Sign Is Woefully Honest

This Bank Of America Sign Is Woefully Honest

Or as Holly, the tipster who took the photo, writes, “[there are] so many things right with this picture.”

"That Idiot Jeffrey" Pushes USPS Employees Too Far

"That Idiot Jeffrey" Pushes USPS Employees Too Far

Seriously, man. No pets means no pets. You are stressing these people out. Look at their handwriting, for pete’s sake.

Icon Parking Accidentally Reveals Why Their Service Is Cheap

Icon Parking Accidentally Reveals Why Their Service Is Cheap

Eli Lansey took photos of recent Icon Parking ads on NYC subway cars and posted them on his blog. They promise customers “$10 for up to 10 hours” of parking at various lots in the city. Wow, that’s a good price! On the same ad they have a help wanted section that says they’re looking for employees, “no experience necessary.” Ah.

Reading Comprehension Among Target Employees At All Time High

Reading Comprehension Among Target Employees At All Time High

Sigh.

This Burger King Sign Is Both Disappointing And Anti-Social

This Burger King Sign Is Both Disappointing And Anti-Social

[January 13, 2008. Philadelphia, Pa. Image via Time Doctor]

ACE Hardware Is Tired Of People Asking For Double Ended Male Adapters

ACE Hardware Is Tired Of People Asking For Double Ended Male Adapters

At the risk of allowing this post to devolve into a discussion about the morality of “double ended male” products in general — we thought we’d share this photo of a sign spotted in the window of an ACE Hardware store.

Someone Needs To Explain "Storewide" To World Market

Someone Needs To Explain "Storewide" To World Market

The text reads: “Offer applies to items in this section/area only.” Thanks, Richard!