Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



Fade To White

We have a variety of products and services in our business.

One of them is a tanning salon. It is a small portion of everything we do, as we only have one tanning bed.

So we went through all the state mandated application last year and finaLLy receive their blessing after waiting several weeks after we have paid all the fees.

One of the many requirements is to post warning signs regarding the practice of tanning. We purchased the signs from the state of Texas. I posted one in the front window to meet the visibility requirements.

Today I was passing that part of the window and wondered why there was a blank piece of poster board in the window. It was the warning sign. I had completely forgot about the warning sign because it was no longer functional - the sun eXposure had faded the ink on the sign so the words were just barely visible at close distance. It hasn't even been a full year since we posted the sign!


Rob Z Tobor said...

It is a great paradox that the human body gets tanned in the sun and everything else gets bleached.

Luckily where I live it rains all the time (Well a lot) so I neither tan of fade. But there are many opportunities to go fishing...... As it happens I don't go fishing.

So I am not bleached, not tanned and don't fish, it appeared a faded sign can tell us much.

TangledLou said...

This is fabulous. I love this kind of irony. It's definitely a statement about something.

esbboston said...

Rob: I too am not a fisherman, and I never use a tanning bed.

esbboston said...

TangledLou: Yes, a tale of something disappearing into almost nothing...

The letters are just barely visible that I could probably painstakingly fill them back in with a more UV resistent ink, or simply photocopy the same sign hanging in the tanning room. Or perhaps a nice granite carving? Chisel, chisel, chisel ....

Pearl said...

Now THAT is funny!!


Julie Hutchinson said...

Haha. There's a massage there somewhere, I mean message.

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