In 2005, a local shop in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, transformed from auto repair to an ExtraMile convenience store and Chevron gas station.
With the motto, “If you can bring it, we can fill it,” this outspoken company needed a way to attract more customers and make them aware of their recent upgrades.
Their solution? The Wallingford Sign.
This sign, with just four lines and 17 letters per line, has sparked the attention of people across the country. Their secret weapon has simply been a sense of humor.
With a funny message that changes weekly, they’ve caught the eye of those driving past it, in hopes that they will chuckle, pull over and stop by their store.
Here are some of our favorite messages the sign has displayed:
Some Political Humor
In a tense political climate, a little humor goes a long way!
Hokey Pokey Jokes
Well, that’s one way to interpret the classic song!
Ignorance is bliss?
Some Family Love
They are so clever, those kids.
A Thoughtful Science Joke
That should be a short tour.
Classic Dog Pun
Ha! Good one.
Working for the weekend!
Now, THAT would be nice.
Check out more of these amusing signs on the Wallingford Sign Facebook page.