October 08, 2010

Five Guys

So I went to Five Guys for lunch yesterday and the sign on the door read:

"We are closed due to water outage.  We will not be open no later than 4pm."

I stared at that last sentence for a few minutes trying to decipher it's intended meaning.  Here was my thought process:

"Not be open," ok - that's equivalent to closed.  "We will be closed no later than 4pm."  No later than 4.  That means 4 or earlier.  Ok so we've got "We will be closed by 4 or earlier." But wait, they're already closed....

At that point I realized I had spent way too much time thinking about an obviously moronic sign, so I whipped out my phone hoping to capture the stupid in all it's glory.  However, right before I was going to snap the shot a dude came out of the store.

Dude - "Yea, we're closed."

Tom - "Yea, I know."

Dude - "Yea, you see that water break over there.  We don't got no water.  Can't open for business without it."

Tom - "Ok, I was just trying to figure out what your sign meant."

Dude - "Yea, we're closed.  Gonna try to be open at 4 but I dont know."

Tom - "Oh, so it's supposed to say closed UNTIL 4?"

Dude - "We're gonna try."

Tom - "You know your sign says 'not be open no later than 4' right?"

Dude - "Yea, we'll see.  Gotta get that water working."

Tom - "Ok, good talk."

Posted By TecmoSuperBowl at 01:48 PM



irtoast posted on October 08, 2010 at 15:15 PM


you're totally right haha. It's like a double negative in that sentence which just messes everything up, but us being intelligent humans, we're able to adapt to people's mistakes and understand them :)

Orestto posted on October 08, 2010 at 15:28 PM


Hahaha nice. Gotta get that water working!

FenderJaguar posted on October 08, 2010 at 19:00 PM


LOL dude I want to post a pic of water works from monopoly w/an X through it.

Gotta get that water workin'!

It's stuff like this that keeps me going :D

BrianJensen posted on October 08, 2010 at 19:29 PM


Just goes to show that you don't gotta have no brains to make a mean burger! Errr...you gotta have no brains...errr, wait, it's gotta be your bull...

akaPeanutButter posted on October 08, 2010 at 19:29 PM


Five Guys is the nuts. Kinda hungry now...

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This place will send me to an early grave...but.....NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!

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