Eric from Indy writes:
My wife and I are building a house and we’ve stashed away enough funds to fill said house with brand new furniture. My wife has expensive taste. Notwithstanding, there was a “SUPER BIG CRAZY SALE” going on at the local Rooms Place furniture store in the Castleton area of Indianapolis. We figured, what the hell. Maybe they’d have a deal . . .
So we (the wife, myself, 6-month-old daughter in stroller) walked in and we were immediately stalked by “Sales Manager” Bruce. He’s got some classy tattoos on his hands/knuckles. My wife told him she’s buying 5,000 square feet worth of furniture. His eyes lit up like Christmas tree. Then he told her congratulations, she won an iPod. Cool.
Then I saw this sign on the door:
That’s when I turned to Bruce and said, “Thanks, but we don’t spend our money at stores that prevent us from defending ourselves.” His jaw dropped. (We were both carrying at the time.) We turned the stroller around and walked out.
Then something struck me as odd. I’m an attorney here in Indiana. Our statues read, “I.C. XX-XX-XX.” So I Googled 430 ILCS 66/65. Yup. A store in Indiana is telling their customers that their sign has the force of law based on an Illinois statute. Brilliant.
I wonder how much commission he lost on the sale.