I Read This Sign Differently


Most people’s initial reaction to the sign below would be that a man named Rip Fritzer wants you to contact him about selling his home. He tells you that you should call him because he has sold 3,000 homes.

I, however, read it as an obituary notice. I saw RIP not as Mr. Fritzer’s first name. Instead, I initially interpreted RIP as  Rest In Peace. His realtor colleagues gave him the highest praise they could think of. I admit, it did seem strange to pick a bus stop bench as the best place to honor a colleague’s life. And why the phone number?

What would have been your first thought?

– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D.

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2 thoughts on “I Read This Sign Differently”

  1. I’ve been trying to have a first thought so long that I can’t remember.

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