Gorman McCracken Volkswagen-Mazda in Longview got a new sign about six months ago. That doesn’t sound very newsworthy, does it?
Gorman McCracken has been in Longview for years. When the theater next door went belly-up they bought the property, which included a big theater sign. They converted it for their own use.
Something is wrong with the sign that got past Gorman McCracken employees like General Manager Travis Potter for nearly half a year. Of course, in their defense, they weren’t staring at it. It faces away from their building.
“The sign is an unusually big sign with it being the old movie theater sign so people did come in and tell us about it and everything. So we’re taking care of the situation,” Potter said.
Have you spotted the problem? Here’s a hint.
“Are people giving you a piece of their mind?” I asked Potter.
“Oh yes, we’ve had several people complain about it and we realize our mistake. Instead of fixing the sign we’re just going to donate what we would spend to fix the sign to the East Texas Literacy Council,” Potter explained.
“Oh, well that will give you peace of mind,” I pointed out.
“Oh yeah, that will help for a good cause,” Potter added.
So, just what were people saying?
“They just said we didn’t know how to spell peace,” Potter revealed.
“Well, give piece a chance,” I said.
“That’s right,” Potter agreed.
“That’s all I’m saying,” I said.
Y’know, I’ve really enjoyed doing this piece on that piece.
It would cost about $250 to fix the sign, so the sign remains the same and The East Texas Literacy Council will get $125 per letter.
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