What a continental attitude in this era of 24-hour commerce. This in-store photo boutique was as relaxed as its “Out to Lunch” sign implied when my wife and family employed them for a group portrait. But the easy-going Pocono Mountains stance may be regional, for this same chain is faster-paced and wound much more tightly across the state line in New Jersey. CLICK the thumbnail for sign details.

This is the first single-purpose “Out to Lunch” sign I have seen in decades. Small shops may have a sign to post when they are forced to close for an errand or mail run, but none formally close for lunch. Is this a civility we are losing in our pursuit of the almighty dollar?

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100% Satisfaction by 3:00 pm
Retail Hours Subject to Change
Wolford Will Return
Out To Lunch Retail

For a visual Pinterest Board overview see…
Amenities: Store Hours in Retail

For other in-store communication SEE…
Tell ‘Em You’re Their Biggest Fan
Costco Cares What You Think

For other customer-friendly ideas SEE…
VIP Still Shopping Tag
Shopper Decision-making Aids
This-Just-In Faceout Tag

For regulatory retail siging see…
No Free Taste Tests
No Bike Riding in Store
No Soliciting Unless Thin Mints
Unattended Child Warning
Don’t Bag the Baby
Warning: Not A Baby Wipe
No Grazing … You Big Heifer
Retail Rules of Engagement
Get Off The Cell Phone, Bai-tch
Warning Door Eats Children
Mall Cops a Phone Call Away

For humorous retail signage SEE…
Chinese Wieners on Sale
We’re Your Biggest Fans
Store Tag Not Meant for You
Bipolar Restroom Sign
Sign Says Cheeky
Rx for Couch Potat0 P•O•P