Lileks: Here’s a sign for these times: Brother, can you spare a building?

  • Article by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 19, 2013 - 7:34 PM

There’s an intersection I frequent where traffic moves through like a turtle swimming in congealed lard, so I take this little dogleg street. It used to have a laundry whose sign had two clocks — one with the current time, one showing when your shirts would be ready if you dropped them off now. Handy! You could rip off your shirt as you drove past, wrap it around a rock and throw it through the window without stopping to hear when it would be done.

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