But the door is closed now? And it’s 10 a.m.?

The Fred Meyer near me added a big red sign to it’s front door. My first time encountering it, I slowed, confused at its message.

I’m not sure who is in charge of getting such a sign made, but I wish they would have slept on the syntax before approving. Because the door is closed for much of the day. It’s an automatic door that opens when people walk up to it. It won’t just close at 8:00 PM, it will close repeatedly. And open too.

The word I think the person was looking for was “lock” rather than “close.” The message is that you will not be able to use this entrance between eight and eleven p.m. So it’s not just that the door is closed, it’s that it will be locked.

And now that sign bugs me every single time I visit the store.

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