While my husband and I were on our first real vacation ever (I’m still dreaming about it), we ventured into town to take a look around. I was intriuged by a sign adveritsing “Buck Snort Coffeehouse”. I told my man I just HAD to get a coffee at Buck Snort. Imagine my disappointment when we found the front door locked and building empty. Evidently Buck Snort Coffeehouse was no longer in business, so I had to settle for a picture by the front sign.
And a picture by the sign on the side of the building.
We went next door to the gift shop and asked the owner about the empty building. And the sign. She dialed up the owner, Inga, and handed the phone to my hubby. He was a little startled, but talked to Inga about the sign, expressing interest in buying it. Inga was perplexed, but said she’d get back to us. Two days later, we checked back with the gift shop owner and once again, was handed the phone with Inga on the line. “Okay,” she said, “would $25 be too much?”
So we hopped on over to the empty coffeehouse and unscrewed the sign (after borrowing a screw driver from a guy with tools in the back of his pick-up truck. I love small towns! He and his buddy and the gift shop lady all came out to watch us take down the sign.) Then we left $25 in an envelope with Inga’s name on it at the gift shop. We smiled all the way back to our cabin on the lake. We smiled every time we got in the car and looked at the sign.
I smile every time I walk in my back door and see the “Buck Snort Coffeehouse” sign hanging in my ktichen.
Huh?! What? So you got the banner sign? Not the one in the front? Isn’t that called ‘bait and switch’? (It’s been fun reading your blog and seeing your pictures…fun to see your hubby’s reflection while taking the above pic.)
Ha!! The front sign wasn’t up for negotiation, and besides, it was pretty big. I’m not a fan of antlered animals on my walls. The side sign was really a weathered board plank which only required removing two screws! I didn’t notice the reflection! You are so observant! Thanks for reading!
Starbucks and Caribou are sweating their market share…
haha, thanks for this pictures! now i can visualize the story better. can’t wait to come home and see this sign up close and personal!