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Photo of the day: Unattended Kids

This one wasn’t exactly a submission (I asked for it), but like yesterday’s it was snapped by someone other than me — the luminous Andrew Hinton.

While we were in Memphis for the IA Summit, Andrew was enjoying a meal at the Flying Fish when he spotted this sign.

WE LOVE KIDS, BUT
PLEASE KEEP YOURS
AT YOUR TABLE!

UNATTENDED KIDS
WILL BE GIVEN
A SHOT OF
ESPRESSO AND
A FREE PUPPY.
- Thanks, Mgt

When Andrew sent out a tweet about it, I just knew I needed to have a pic for the blog.

The sign amuses me because it’s a) huge, b) unforgiving, c) “on brand”. It’s the last part that I find the most interesting. The Flying Fish is a down-and-dirty seafood joint that prides itself being cheap and no frills. They serve your food in Styrofoam containers with plenty of snark on the side. So while they could have just put up a basic “Don’t leave your children unattended” sign, they decided to do it their way.

[I did a search and found a whole buttload of these silly signs!]

Incidentally, on one wall of the Flying Fish they have the World’s First Billy Bass Adoption Center:

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