Sunday, July 4, 2021

Sardonic Humor on the Fourth

 I've reached that time of life when I live mainly on Memory Lane. At least for now, as I still seem to have a fair number of marbles. 

Anyway, some years ago, all residents of Montpelier, the name of our Levitt-house community in Laurel, MD, woke to find small American flags at the bottom edge of their driveways, with a post-card-sized ad for the local realtor who was responsible for placing them (over 500) before dawn's early light.  

While most of us were pleased when we found them, one resident was not.  He posted a message on the community's e-mail bulletin board, protesting that the realtor had taken advantage of our national holiday to advertise his business. As if this was somehow un-American.

Another resident replied, "If you'll just provide your address, I'll come and remove the offending item." 

I loved that. 

12 comments:

  1. Hahahahaha, very clever! Enjoy your national holiday today!

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  2. We used to have someone who decorated our neighborhood (anonymously)with little American flags on the curbside lawn on Memorial Day, July 4 and Veterans Day. Not recently. I kind of miss it and hope the person is OK.

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  3. "If you'll just provide your address, I'll come and remove the offending item." Well played.

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  4. perfect comeback, i always have the perfect comeback several days later. not that i would care, but it is a little cheeky to advertise like that. or to put something in someone else driveway. i can say i would not call that realtor

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  5. What's more American than using a holiday to advertise?

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  6. I'm pleased to hear you still have most of your marbles. It's a bit funny that someone feels the 4th of July to be so sacrosanct that they don't welcome commercial advertising on the day, yet is it not said that America is built on free enterprise and ambition.

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  7. There's a realtor here who's been doing that for quite a few years. She used to live across the street from me so our street always had them. Since she's moved she does it in her new neighborhood.

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  8. Happy 4th.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  9. How can that be so un-American when our country was built on enterprise such as this? What if the realtor did the same on the 5th of July?

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  10. That is a great reply. ~grin~ You mentioned the Crawford County fair on Peppylady's blog, prompting my visit. I am glad, too. Meanwhile, my interest in your comment is due to the fact that Crawford County in mid Ohio was my birthplace. Be well!

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  11. What a great reply!

    PipeTobacco

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