A few months back I was in a branch of the Yorkshire Trading Company. Even if you don't have one near you, you'll be familiar with the types of shop it is.
It's the kind of place where fishing-tackle nestles on the shelves near bed-socks just down the aisle from sequin-trimming-by-the-metre. Where you can find raffle tickets, dog biscuits and cake moulds under one roof. You know ...
The place you head to when you need to pick up air mail envelopes, drain unblocker ... and grave-side memorials.
Yes. They sell those too. And it was in this particular aisle - in a place filled with odd combinations - that I found the most noteworthy juxtaposition of stock.
Because ... hark ... what's that they've placed next to the 'Low Low Price' grave-markers, with their lines of comforting script and the artificial grave-ready flowers?
Why .. that would be ... a novelty parking meter. An appropriately 'Expired' novelty parking meter ...
*I assure you that I had no hand in mischievously rearranging stock for my own comic ends here. This is all the shop's own [no doubt purely accidental] creative display.
If you're in the mood for more smiles:
- you can catch up on previous 'It's a Sign' posts here ;
- and flick through the 'Funny Pages' from my Facebook page where I share photos of smirk-worthy pages I stumble across in my old books.