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“Enjoy You Potato”

September 22, 2008
Last weekend, we went to at the Eastern States Expo, aka the Big E.  If you haven’t been, it’s the state fair for the New England states held near Mr. IT’s hometown in West Springfield, MA.  Being a city girl, I’ve only been to street fairs, mostly of the Italian and Polish variety, so it was exciting to do something different.   Anyhow, each state has a replica of their statehouse permanently built on the fair grounds.  At the Maine one, they are known for their fully-loaded Maine potatoes.  In fact, they have a special line out the side door to get your potatoes, ostensibly because the demand is so high it would clog up the front door.  When we got on line for our potato, I noticed a sign next to the door, and had to snap a picture.
Maine Math

Maine Math

I’m not sure what is worse, assuming that people can’t add $5 + $5 + $5, or offending them with a typo in the first place.  They weren’t exactly the Soup Nazis, so I am unsure as to why they decided to put customers in a state of panic, counting their potato money repeatedly to not offend the cashiers.  Despite the sign, the potato was yummy and so was the lobster roll consumed by Mr. IT, and the blueberry pie my sister-in-law was unable to finish that found it’s way to my grubby paws.  Next year, I’m saving the appetite and heading straight to Maine.  With my sharpie for some typo corrections.

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  1. September 23, 2008 9:38 pm

    Too funny. Love the potato math. Now how much for 4?

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