Sunday, January 16, 2011

'The bride shoots the cake...the bride shoots the cake...'

Ahh, the joys of small-town living! For a while now I've been meaning to comment on this sign, which I pass at least once or twice a week, but I never got around to it. So today I made a point of driving over there and snapping the cell-phone pic at left.

They always say you're not supposed to explain photos. ("If you have to explain it...") But I can't resist here. As you can clearly see, this is a venue for weddings and other catered affairs ... that also maintains a gun range on premises. You may not be able to read the line underneath "Pistol Range & Gun Shop," so I'll tell you what it says: "Lethal Weapons Training Center."

I suppose this is pragmatism at work. After all, in a small town, which this surely is, it's critical to use space wisely and efficiently. And let's face it, why bother having a separate wedding hall and pistol range when you can combine functions and get maximum, uh, bang for the buck? Besides, if the ceremony doesn't quite go as hoped for, and/or one of the principals realizes instantly that he/she made a terrible mistake ... it's nice to have a convenient Plan B handy.

Notice also the "Happy Birthday Jesus." Guess that about covers all the bases, no?

(Why do I get the feeling that Sarah Palin would just love it here.)

1 comment:

Voltaire said...

Wow, this is just begging for all kinds of jokes about shotgun weddings.