If you were looking for a sign, Wallingford Sign is the one. Each week it provides you a new joke or a witty observation. Isn’t it a puntastic idea? This funny initiative was started by Seattle Propane at Wallingford Chevron. In 2005 an auto repair shop was converted into an ExtraMile convenience store. The owners say, that it had always been “easy to think of useful messages to put on the sign for things like service promotions and store specials and the like”, but they wanted to do something different with it. And so they did.
1. The Wallingford Sign
If you live in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, WA, you’re undoubtedly familiar with this sign at the Chevron. Each week, the store uses the sign to bring a smile to the faces of locals…four lines at a time.
2. The Story
3. Something Fun
The owner of the Wallingford Chevron, Jim Bernard, said, “When it came time to put something up on the reader board, my manager and I looked at each other and said, ‘Everything’s done. Let’s just do something silly. Something fun.'”‘
4. Brightening Up Morning Drives
5. Community Impact
Manager Cassandra Spangler said she believes “it affects the community in a happy way because they come down this 45th Street and they see so many sales signs. ‘Come in and buy this,’ ‘Two for one,’ or whatnot. It’s just a great way for the community to connect with us.”